National Public Radio, All Things Considered
November 24, 2009
A University of Florida study predicts that within 15 years, a quarter of all drivers in the U.S. will be age 65 and older.
Once they reach the over-75 age bracket, they’re more likely to be involved in fatal accidents than any other age group — except teenagers.
So how are officials in states like Florida, which has a huge population of senior citizens, addressing such questions as, can old drivers adopt new driving habits to drive more safely? When should people stop driving? And what should they do after they stop?