Needed: Aging-Driver Policy
Ochshorn, Ezra, The Christian Science Monitor
For an elderly couple I know who live in rural Florida, driving represents far more than everyday independence and freedom. It means survival. With no one else to get their food and medicine, and no public transportation, he drives while she tells him where to go. Both are approaching 80, the wife paralyzed from a stroke, the husband legally blind.
Thishealth-vs.-mobility predicament - familiar to older people nationwide - reflects the complexity and controversy surrounding elder drivers in America. More seniors are behind the wheel than ever - 19 million over age 70, according to the US Department of Transportation.Within two decades, this number is expected to climb to …
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Publication information: Article title: Needed: Aging-Driver Policy. Contributors: Ochshorn, Ezra - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 3, 2003. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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