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Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them?
Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them?

The Department of Transportation recently published some new statistics on American motorists, and among other things, they suggest that self-driving vehicles couldn't come at a better time. That's because the number of older drivers is increasing. At the moment, the U.S. has a total of 217.9...Read More»

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Are Lousy Retirement Plans Making America A More Dangerous Place To Drive?

America's seniors are in trouble -- and the situation is only going to get worse. By many accounts, Baby Boomers are going to be poorer in old age than their parents. That's caused the average retirement age -- both the age at which folks expect to retire and the age at which they truly do -- to...Read More»

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4 Great Car Features For Older Drivers

We live in interesting times. Computers, smartphones, and other gadgets have made the world a smaller place, metaphorically speaking. Automobiles and airplanes allow us to travel in hours distances that would've taken days or weeks just a century ago. And advances in safety and medical technology...Read More»

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55% Of Boomers Worry About Parents' Driving, Only 23% Are Talking About It

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members. If they're fortunate enough to have living parents, chances are, Boomers are concerned about their parents' ability to get...Read More»

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AAA Survey: Older Drivers Paying Attention To Safety

In spite of statistics that show the oldest drivers have some of the highest accident-fatality rates, new data from a survey of 7,972 seniors suggests that older drivers are getting better at safer driving. Among seniors surveyed, nine in 10 buckle up when they get in the driver’s seat and...Read More»

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How Old Is Too Old To Drive?

In politics, there are plenty of "third-rail" topics that candidates try to avoid. Many of those issues are hugely important to one major demographic: senior citizens. But older voters aren't just concerned with Social Security and Medicare. They're also worried about personal freedom and...Read More»

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Older Drivers Concerned About Losing Licenses, Self-Police Driving Habits

Roughly 10,000 drivers turn 65 each day. The vast majority of those folks -- 82%, to be precise -- continue to drive, but according to a recent AAA study (PDF) most self-police their driving habits to avoid putting themselves and others in danger. The AAA study was carried out last December via...Read More»

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Older Drivers Worry About Not Being Able To Drive: AAA

If it’s one thing we Americans cherish, it’s our ability to get in our cars and drive. But for nearly half of seniors, according to a new AAA survey, losing their freedom and independence is a big concern, especially when it comes time to relinquish their car keys. Troubling statistics...Read More»

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: December 5-9

The facts are clear and they’re quite startling. Dubbed the “silver tsunami” by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the first wave of Baby Boomers is turning 65 this year and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the senior population segment will increase over 75 percent...Read More»

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When Should Older Drivers Hand Over The Keys?

When we talk about dangerous drivers, we often talk of teens. We cite their inexperience, their tendency to text behind the wheel, and so on. Older drivers can be a concern, too, but because of their senior status, it's difficult for many friends and family members to broach the topic. An article...Read More»

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Ford Is Improving Tech, Boosting Safety, And...Bolding Fonts?

Overnight, Ford sent out a barrage of press releases about the company's latest accomplishments. And jammed amongst the stories of tech developments and safety improvements was some news that made our resident typographer a little queasy: Fords are getting bolder. That's not metaphor: the automaker...Read More»

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AARP Argues For Mass Transit, Road Safety Improvements

Over the next several years, as the Baby Boomer generation nears retirement age, the total number of drivers age 65 and older is expected to surge. By 2025, one in every five drivers will be over 65—so it makes sense to get our roads ready for those who'll keep driving and other have other...Read More»

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Will 'Rising Tide' Of Elderly Drivers Lead To A New Safety Agenda?

How, and at what point do you limit when older drivers can get behind the wheel—or decided if they're still okay to drive at all? Those are among many tough questions we face as our driving population ages, and they're among the concerns currently being covered in a National Transportation...Read More»

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Video: Toyota Adds Auto Access Seat To Sienna Minivan

Anyone who's ever had to help a wheelchair-bound person into an average car or minivan -- one without a lift -- knows that the process can be exhausting. And with America's Baby Boomer population moving quickly toward senior status, the travails of transporting the elderly and infirm are likely to...Read More»

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