Magazine article Aging Today

Baby Boomers Will Keep a Close Clutch on Their Car Keys

Magazine article Aging Today

Baby Boomers Will Keep a Close Clutch on Their Car Keys

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A new short survey by The Hartford Center for the Mature Market Excellence (CMME), conducted in conjunction with MIT's AgeLab (.Boomer Driving Behavior Survey, April 2014; http://goo.gl/c4XPYi), shows that 76 percent of people now between the ages of 50 and 68 say they plan to keep driving into their 80s and 90s. Some older drivers say they never intend to stop driving.

"Boomer men are more likely to say they'll never stop driving than women, and we asked them to tell us what they thought their driving patterns will be over the next five to ten years... they said, essentially, they think it'll be about the same," said gerontologist Jodi Olshevski, CMME's executive director, in an April 15 "Radio Iowa" story.

A report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (Understanding Older Drivers: An Examination of Medical Conditions, Medication Use, and Travel Behavior, April 2014; http://goo. …

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