Oh, What A Feeling! Toyota Gives $12.6M to AARP Foundation for Driver Safety

Fans of AARP’s Driver Safety Program should like this: Toyota announced today that it will give the AARP Foundation $12.6 million over three years to enhance and promote the popular volunteer-run program. “We have [safe driving] programs for people of all ages,” said Toyota group vice president of philanthropy Pat Pineda. “But we were missing the senior component. [AARP's Driver Safety Program] is exactly what we needed to complete our profile.” And how.

Seniors and Cars of the Future

General Motors invited a small group of us from AARP to their Detroit research and development facility to brainstorm about the needs of seniors in the cars of the future. Now the term flux capicator never came up we did see a lot of cool stuff.* And you don’t need 1.21 gigawatts to operate them!

The Takeaway: Grandparents Are Safer Drivers; Suicide, Women Over 50

Want to keep your kids safe in the car? Make sure Nana’s behind the wheel. When children are present, grandparents are better drivers than Mom and Dad, a new study says.

The Takeaway: TSA Screening Unfair?; Too Old to Drive?

TSA stands by officers after pat-down of 95-year-old woman in Florida. The cancer patient was forced to remove her adult diaper during a screening a couple of weeks ago at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, according to her daughter.

News To Know: Older Driver Truth vs. Fiction

Statistics from the AAA dispute the view that older drivers are more dangerous than other age groups.

News To Know: A Sight For Sore Eyes

A Florida law requiring older drivers to take a vision test in order to renew their licenses has shown promising results according to a recent study.