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New BBC show focuses on centenarian drivers

Eileen Ash has been driving since before driving tests were required to get a license. She joins several centenarians on a new show called '100 Year Old Drivers Ride Again' on the BBC, focusing on the oldest drivers in the United Kingdom.

Elderly Driver Kills Three After Church In Car Accident

Four others seriously injured in Sunday's crash

An elderly driver in Florida killed three people and seriously injured four others Sunday after she accidentally put her car in reverse while trying to pull forward into a parking spot, according to Fox 3.

Elderly Married Couple Died Holding Hands

They had been married 68 years

An elderly Washington couple died holding hands in a car accident this past Sunday.

Man 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.

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NHTSA considering senior citizen crash test ratings for cars

As part of its ongoing effort to make vehicles as safe as possible, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly looking into creating a new crash-test rating system for cars which includes introducing a "Silver" rating to indicate added safety for senior drivers. Automotive News reports that NHTSA Administrator David Str

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TRW developing fully-retractable steering wheel to aid elderly

With the over-65 population growing at a rapid rate (36.9 million in 2009 and set to hit 72.1 million by 2030), automakers are intent on making driving easier for the elderly. To that end, automotive supplier TRW is developing a folding steering wheel concept that retracts into the dashboard, allowing older drivers to get in and out with ease.

Report: 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.

Cyberdyne Systems Toyota reportedly working on robots to look after the elderly

We have an announcement to make: the Robot Apocalypse is not on its way. The Robot Apocalypse has officially begun. Toyota is working on a plethora of robots that will assist in caring for the elderly. Home health care is massively expensive and time consuming, and if the task were pawned off on taken over by robots, the "savings," as they're being called, would be huge.

British 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. Un

Tokyo 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

The Driving Dutchman goes 67 years with no tickets, no crashes, and no license

We're sure that policemen in Holland have seen plenty of strange things. The tiny country gets people from all over the world who can't wait to do all kinds of stuff that they'd never do at home. And we suspect that the Dutch wish they wouldn't do them in Holland, either. This time, though, the noteworthy behavior came from one of their own: at a random police check, an 84-year-old Dutchman admitted that his car was uninsured, that it had never had a vehicl

Five great vehicles for seniors (and not a Crown Vic in sight)

A Golden Age couple asked Savvy Senior writer Jim Miller for recommendations on a new vehicle, but the the couple didn't provide a price range or say if their sunset years are spent driving like Paul Newman or Morgan Freeman. Miller took a guess and based his recommendations on reliability, ease of entry, ability to adjust the seats for comfort, driver visibility, and of course value.