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Older Drivers

Older Drivers Aren't The Most Dangerous, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty

New research from the U.K.’s Swansea University challenges the idea that older people are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Researchers ana...

The 10 Most Dangerous States For Older Drivers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty

Rhode Island is the most dangerous state for drivers age 65 and older, followed by Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho, according to a rep...

Auto Insurance Discounts for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I've read that many car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts to older drivers when they retire or reach a certain age. ...

Should An 87-Year-Old Still Be Driving?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 03.29.2017 | Fifty
Tamar Abrams

Acts of bravery can be large or small, and sometimes so infinitesimal that they pass without notice. I want to share one of those small moments that occurred without fanfare but entailed the same courage that most such brave actions do.

Staying Behind The Wheel As You Age May Help You Stay Sharp

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

Whether you're 16 or 66, driving a car gives one a strong sense of independence. It lets you socialize, stay connected with the world and prevents iso...

Middle-Aged Drivers Admit To Using Cell Phones When Behind The Wheel

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty

Maybe it's time to take away our allowance? It turns out that teenagers aren't the only ones who text and drive. Middle-aged drivers do it too and are...

Driving Safely With Dementia and Knowing When to Quit

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should not take the wheel, in the early stages, the medical consensus is that driving performance should be the determining factor of when to stop driving, not the disease itself.

Here's How To Get Dangerous Older Drivers Off The Road

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

More than 25 years ago, Katherine Freund's life changed course in the blink of an eye. An 84-year-old driver struck and seriously injured her toddler ...

Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Alternative transportation services vary widely by community, so what's available to your mom will depend on where she lives. Here's what you should know.

Older Drivers Are Safer Than Ever Before -- Here Is How They're Staying Sharp Behind the Wheel

Julie Lee | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Julie Lee

Good news: There are several easy habits all drivers can incorporate to keep that mental and physical health in check behind the wheel.

Safer Cars Start with Safer Drivers

Julie Lee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

If you're into cars, this is your season. Specifically, it is "auto show" season. Since its January kick off in Detroit, hundreds of new vehicle conce...

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

Just HOW Many Drivers Age 100 Or Older Are Still On The Road?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

There's no question that more people are living to 100 today than ever before. In the United States alone, the centenarian population has jumped 65.8 ...

Is It Time to Take the Keys Away?

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

We all age at different rates and with different needs. This is important to keep in mind because periodically we must check for symptoms and outside causes that may impact our loved one's ability to drive safely.

Grandma's Big Data, Privacy and Your Future Choices

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

We rarely think of older adults as being lifestyle leaders. However, the needs of an aging society combined with the availability of technology, related services and the big data they generate requires a cross-generational discussion of privacy.

Car Shopping Tips for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While the automotive industry doesn't make vehicles specifically designed for senior citizens, they do make certain vehicles with features that can help accommodate the needs of older drivers.

Are Old Drivers Really The Problem?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband turns 78 this month, and the state of California says he must be retested if he wants to keep driving a car. I don't actually have a problem with the state wanting to be sure he is an able driver. I just want them to test all the other carpool moms too.

Should Your Parents Still Be Driving?

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Do you have a parent who is getting older? Here are some ways you can assess your parents to decide if you should have the "car key talk" with them, along with some things that can help them be as safe as possible.

Old and On the Road: Can We Train Older Drivers to Be Safer?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

It appears that older drivers' mistakes may result not from declines in vision, cognitive sharpness, or physical ability but from learned habits -- habits that it may be possible to correct.

Allstate: Can Brain Training Help Improve Driver Safety?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Allstate, which called the Posit program "potentially the next big breakthrough in automobile safety," said it expects software exercises to reduce risky driving maneuvers by up to 40 percent.