Questions about the safety of elder motorists have always been more than a little touchy, and not just because these senior citizens value their mobility and independence. Safety experts will tell you that senior citizens should have their car keys taken away from them, when loved ones notice signs of impaired driving ability. But it is a rare senior who can give up his driving privileges without a fight. However, there may be other ways that elder motorists can continue to be independent and travel wherever they please on their own time, and yet continue to be safe.
The New York Times is reporting on the increasing popularity of elder driver services, which, for a fee, will agree to drive elderly motorists safely. The New York Times article specifically covers Independent Transportation Network, which provides rides for senior motorists.