La edad promedio de los vehículos en carretera en Estados Unidos es de 11,5 años, lo cual establece un nuevo récord, de acuerdo con la firma IHS Automotive.
We've got some really fantastic volunteers in Illinois and around the country. The range of activities they work on is quite stellar. From Driver Safety to Tax Aide, to lobbying down in Springfield, or assisting with office projects, this organization wouldn't exist, and wouldn't have nearly the impact that it does, without help from volunteers.
My second child is learning to drive. In our state one of the requirements for driver education is for the student and a parent to attend a 90-minute seminar on safe driving. I'll admit that I was not looking forward to attending this session, but left having learned far more than I imagined possible.
A recent string of high-profile accidents involving older drivers has stirred up the decades-old debate: How old is too old to drive? Of course there's no definitive answer -- it depends on how physically and cognitively healthy someone remains. But it also depends on where you live: An Associated Press review found a "hodgepodge" of state rules governing older drivers.
On the Road: New technology aimed at making navigation easier for older drivers is in the works at England's Newcastle University, where researchers have converted an electric car into a mobile laboratory for studying the challenges these drivers face. Tricked out with eye trackers, bio-monitors and other monitoring systems, the DriveLAB car"”designed to pinpoint older drivers' habits and stressors"”is part of the UK's Research Council's nearly $20 million program to help seniors stay on the road.
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.
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!
(A child responds to being told his great-grandmother (pictured) is dying: "It's ok, Mommy, because when he dies he can go in the same hole as GG! And they'll be together, because they're special friends." Via.)
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