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The truth about elderly motorists

By Staff | Dec 18, 2014

The American Automobile Association says most seniors are safe drivers, themselves, and that they are in favor of measures to ensure that elderly drivers are fit for the road.

A new report issued by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that 80 percent of drivers over the age of 75 are in favor of medical screenings for drivers who are over 75 years of age. In fact, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, older drivers tend to be safer drivers and the triple-A’s study proves that they are concerned about road safety.

In fact, says AMAC, the study shows that “nearly 90 percent of older drivers (65 and older) reported no crashes in the last two years and that 90 percent of older drivers reported no moving violations.”

“Even though public perception tends to unfairly characterize seniors as a menace on the road, these findings indicate that older Americans tend to support policies to keep themselves safer behind the wheel, ” says Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation.”