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News To Know: On The Road Again

Posted By Dave Goldstein On July 15, 2008 @ 10:42 am In Notebook | 1 Comment

Age should not be a determining factor in whether or not someone is fit to drive. We’ve already discussed the need to ensure that every driver is safe enough [1] to be on the road, regardless of age. However, what can be done when it’s time to give up the keys? Over half a million drivers over 70 stop driving each year, and this can be problematic. Older Americans who do not drive [2] are likely to have less access to goods and services, make fewer trips to the doctor, and feel isolated from their community. A key tool in combating these issues is good public transportation, but we don’t have nearly enough of it in this country. Rural and suburban neighborhoods have a significant shortage in alternatives for those who can’t drive, and we need some solutions.

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[1] every driver is safe enough: http://blog.aarp.org/shaarpsession/2008/07/neil_schuster_drive_as_long_as.html

[2] Older Americans who do not drive: http://www.miller-mccune.com/article/484

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