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Should seniors re-take driver’s test?

June 24, 2009

Paul Briand, Baby Boomer Examiner

Baby Boomers face a dilemma about their elderly parents that they’ll ultimately face themselves: Should they be required at some point to re-take a driver’s test to prove their proficiency behind the wheel?

Liberty Mutual, the insurance giant, is getting involved in the discussion by offering an online driving test, meant to simulate some of the challenges that elderly drivers face when they’re out on the road.

It’s called the Driver’s Seat game and can be road tested here. It’s offered as a resource by Liberty Mutual for Baby Boomers and their parents.

“The Driver Seat Game is a great conversation starter,” Greg Gordon, senior vice president of Consumer Marketing at Liberty Mutual, said in a statement. “Most families are simply not addressing the very important issue of senior mobility, perhaps because they feel ill-equipped on how to approach it.”

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