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23Elderly Driver Loses Control Of Car, Slams Into Pharmacy

Onlookers whip out smartphones before helping driver

An elderly driver lost control of her car and slammed through the front doors of a Rite-Aid in New Jersey, hitting a shopper inside.

189Rehabilitation Helps Older Drivers Keep Their Keys

Driving rehabilitation offers seniors a chance behind the wheel again

Worrying about an elderly family member driving can be stressful, but as The New York Times reported there are alternatives to hiding the keys.

498Man Says State Restricted His Driver's License Due To Age

Failed a driving exam after his 85th birthday

A man in Michigan is suing the state for age discrimination after he failed a driving test and had his license restricted.

493Ten Years After Tragic Crash, States No Closer To Solving Elderly Driving Problems

More and more elderly drivers are behind the wheel, but screening for at-risk seniors still not occurring

The first comment left on George Russell Weller's online obituary reads: "Let us not forget the grief that he caused."

73How To Tell An Elderly Relative It's Time To Stop Driving

Author Carol-Ann Hamilton walks us through a very delicate conversation

Author Carol-Ann Hamilton walks us through a very difficult conversation: Telling your parents or an elderly relative that they need to stop driving.

12Aging Drivers Present New Transportation Challenge

As boomers grow older, the way Americans get around could drastically change

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby boomers, that giant population bubble born between 1946 and 1964, started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since.

87100-year-old driver jumps curb near elementary school, 9 children injured

It's never pleasant to run across a story of an elderly driver plowing through a group of innocent pedestrians, but here we are. This time 100-year-old Preston Carter lost control of his Cadillac Sedan de Ville, drove up on the sidewalk and injured 11 people across the street from Main Street Elementary School, which had just let out.

20UK gov't backs GPS system designed for elderly

Q: What do you call a navigation system designed specifically for the elderly?

57Report: Baby boomers about to flood roads with older drivers

Next year, the very first Baby Boomers will be 65 years old. By 2025, nearly one in five drivers will be 65 or older. Looking even further ahead, the number of licensed drivers over age 65 is set to double in 2030, to 57 million. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that the government needs to prepare for this and work towards reducing death and injury rates for elderly drivers.

24Huh? IIHS says senior motorists in fewer deadly crashes

Seniors over the age of 70 have long been associated with unsafe driving, with death rates steadily increasing as more elderly hit the road. At least that's what we thought. A new study by IIHS shows that the death rate of elderly drivers has declined by 21% between 1997 and 2006. The decline was far greater than it was with any other age group, which is even more amazing when considering the fact that elderly drivers increased by 10% during that time. Time behind the wheel has increased as well

47British study suggests that older drivers are safer drivers

Contrary to the findings of the Japanese Metropolitan Police, a new study has just been released in Britain which suggests that older drivers are not dangerous on the roads. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) data shows that older drivers actually become less of a risk than drivers under the age of thirty. Unfortunately, though, drivers over the age of seventy are more likely to be seriously injured when they do get into an accident. Neil Greig, director of the IAM Motoring Trust suggests

114Tokyo Metropolitan Police urges elderly drivers to give up their licenses

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have begun a campaign urging elderly drivers to "have the courage to give up your license," according to a message on its website. This effort is in response to the mounting accident rates of Japan's rapidly aging population. Over the past six years, the overall number of accidents has declined in Japan by 20 percent while accidents involving drivers over the age of 70 have skyrocketed by 35 percent. Elderly drivers are being offered various discounts and perks from

128Survey finds half of UK motorists want elderly drivers banned

A survey of 300 drivers in Britain conducted by www.motorinsurance.co.uk found that almost half believe elderly drivers are to blame for country's horrible traffic and should be banned from driving during peak hours of congestion. Other findings reveal that about two-thirds of those surveyed believe elderly motorists can't handle modern road conditions and 49 percent believe that our elders' perceived slow and erratic driving actually causes accidents.

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