November 01, 2016

Senior Driving

Edward W. Madeira Jr.

Why devote an issue of Experience to elder driving? The idea arose during a discussion concerning a report of a serious accident involving an elderly driver who, because of failing eyesight, shouldn’t have been allowed behind the wheel. The same questions are asked over and over again: “Why aren’t there laws that get people like that off the road?” “Why aren’t there laws that require retesting at certain advance ages?” “Why do different state laws vary so much?” “Shouldn’t we have uniform state laws that protect us from elderly impaired?”

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