Older Driver Safety In The News


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How to talk to elderly drivers about driving safely as you age
FOX4KC.com – June 2, 2015

NHTSA Announces New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers and Passengers
NHTSA – December 5th, 2013

Older Drivers Would Have To Renew Licenses Every 4-Years
WSAU – December 10, 2013

75 Is The New Old: VA DMV Study Recommends Fitness Tests For Aging Drivers
The Washington Times – December 15, 2013

Bill Proposes Changing In-Person Renewal For Older Drivers In Virginia
Daily Press – January 13, 2014

Proposal: Wisconsin Legislation to Require More Vision Exams
The Journal Times – January 2, 2014

Elderly Man Killed in Crash with Cal City Squad Identified
NWI – June 27, 2014

Task-Oriented Exercise May Help With Mild Memory Loss
Reuters  – June 25, 2014

Elderly Woman Dies From Injuries in Monroe Co. Crash
NBC  – June 24, 2014

Seniors Continue Driving Despite Declining Physical Abilities, Nearly All Would Consider Stopping for Right Reason; New Report
Liberty Mutual Insurance – June 24, 2014

Pa. Steers Clear Of Retesting Older Drivers Strictly Because Of Age
Penn Live – May 21, 2014

Debate Increases Over Licensing Rules for Elderly Drivers
NBC Washington – May 13, 2014

New Older Driver Data Trends in Upward Direction
AAA Newsroom  – May 8, 2014

FHP Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Greyhound Bus
Click Orlando – April 6, 2014

Adams Woman and Daughter Hit by Truck
7 News, Fox 28 – March 15, 2014

Elderly Man Killed in Crash Involving Sheriff’s Office Car
Ocala.com – March 10, 2014

Crash Restarts Conversation On Aging Drivers
The Columbian – March 9, 2014

Spike In Senior Traffic Death Fuels New Safety Initiatives
Digital Journal – March 5, 2014

Las Vegas Food 4 Less Elderly Crash
Liberty Voice – March 2, 2014

Driving A Difficult Decision For Seniors
Sioux City Journal – March 1, 2014

Silverberg: Road Safety and Older Drivers
Herald Tribune – February 28, 2014

Elderly Man Hits Nitro Store With Vehicle
ABC 8 – February 27, 2014

Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on SR 200
Ocala.com – February 21, 2014

Elderly Driver who Crashed into New Smyrna Beach Hospital Failed Vision Test
Wftv.com – February 07, 2014

Bill to Require Seniors to Renew Driver’s Licenses More Often Moves to Senate
Wric.com – February 07, 2014

Too Old to Drive: The Difficult Decision Mainers Faceon Hanging Up the Keys
WCSH6.com – February 06, 2014

Joyce Bill Focuses on Older Drivers
The Enterprise – February 6, 2014

Changes for Older Drivers Nixed
Fredericksburg.com – January 29, 2014

Elderly Driver Slams into Family of 5 in Highland Park
Los Angeles News – January 24, 2014

House Panel OKs Tighter Regulation of Older Drivers
Pilot Online – January 23, 2014

How Old is Too Old to Drive?
Fox6Now.com – January 22, 2014

Bill Proposes Changing In-Person Renewal For Older Drivers In Virginia
Daily Press – January 13, 2014

State Trooper Hailed as Hero After Elderly Man Drives Wrong Way on Thruway
CBS New York – January 7, 2014

Journal Times Editorial: Proposal To Test Senior Drivers’ Vision is Reasonable
The Journal Times – January 7, 2014

Thousands Of Drivers Over Age 90 in Nebraska
WOWT NBC Omaha – January 6, 2014

Proposal: Wisconsin Legislation to Require More Vision Exams
The Journal Times – January 2, 2014

75 Is The New Old: VA DMV Study Recommends Fitness Tests For Aging Drivers
The Washington Times – December 15, 2013

An Alternative to Giving Up the Car Keys
The NY Times – December 13, 2013

As American Ages, Government Seeks to Improve Safety for Older Drivers
McClatchy Washington Bureau – December 12, 2013

Few Older Drivers Discuss Driving With Physicians
FSU – December 11th, 2013

Older Drivers Would Have To Renew Licenses Every 4-Years
WSAU – December 10, 2013

Feds Making New Rules For Senior Drivers
USA Today – December 8th, 2013

NHTSA Announces New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers and Passengers
NHTSA – December 5th, 2013

Govt Plan Aims To Keep Older Drivers Safe On Road
Associated Press – December 5, 2013

Eldery Driver Travels Wrong Way On I-95 For Miles, No One Hurt
WCSH6.com – November 7th, 2013

Top 10 High-Tech Safety Features for Older Drivers
Fox Business – October 18, 2013

90-Year-Old Driver Strikes Children Outside Menlo Park Pharmacy
CBS Local – October 17, 2013

Farmington Crash Brings Worries About Elderly Drivers
WSFB.com – October 16th, 2013

93-Year-Old Says Despite Crashing Into Two Homes, He Will Still Drive
Katu.com – October 13th, 2013

Friends Of Student Killed By Senior Driver Mourn, Question Regulations
The Republic – October 11th, 2013

89-Year-Old Woman Ran Over By Senior Driver Wants Stricter Laws
My Fox Phoenix – October 9th, 2013

Grand Rapids Man, 85, Sues Secretary of State After Driver’s License Is Yanked
Michigan Live – September 27th, 2013

Judge: 85-Year-Old Grand Rapids Motorist Could Benefit From Driver’s Training
Michigan Live – September 27th, 2013

Police: Driver Speeds at 80mph, Teen Boy Dead, 6 Injured in SF Crash
NBC Bay Area – September 27th, 2013

Speeding Car Rams Minivan in SF – Boy, 16, Dead
SF Gate – September 27th, 2013

Car Slams Into Class At Gilbert Day Spa, 1 Dead, 8 Hurt
CBS 5 – September 27th, 2013

Driver Kills Man Selling Bottled Water On Queens Sidewalk
Gothamist.com – September 24th, 2013

Oakland: Bystander Rescues Motorist Who Crashes Into Home, Sparking Fire
Oakland Tribune – August 22nd, 2013

Woman 78 Injured After Driving Car Into Margate Fire Station
Press of Atlantic City – August 14th, 2013

Texas group pushes for stricter rules for elderly drivers
Fox4KC.com – August 2, 2013

Car Smashes Into K.C. Day Care Center, Children Hurt
USA Today – July 30th, 2013

Witness Recounts Fatal Bike Wreck In Morgan County
WAFF – July 22nd, 2013

Police Want To Keep An Eye On Older Drivers After A Series of Accidents
Herald Sun – July 12, 2013

OLDER DRIVERS: Independence vs. Safety
whotv.com – July 11, 2013

Lean from my mistake; take away the keys
Marblehead Reporter – July 11, 2013

Smash Up: Driver, 77, Flips Car Into House
whotv.com – July 10, 2013

Diner struck by car on outdoor patio in Parole still in critical condition
Capital Gazette – June 19, 2013

Nicollet County volunteer transportation system benefits St. Peter’s seniors
St. Peter Herald – April 29, 2013

Exercise could help make driving safer for seniors
WWLTV.COM – April 29, 2013

Driving Lesson Ends In Target Storefront Crash
The Inquisitr – April 21, 2013

How do we get where we need to go?
uticaod.com – April 13, 2013

Husband Breaks Leg Saving Wife From Car Driving On Sidewalk
gothamist.com – April 18, 2013

Why isn’t it harder for elderly to get drivers’ licenses?
Washington Post – March 31, 2013

Two Elderly Drivers Killed in Crashes
The Capital Journal – January 21, 2013

Talking to Older Drivers About Giving up the Keys a Difficult but Necessary Conversation, Experts Say
Pressdemocrat.com – November 17, 2012

Fatal Crashes Reignite Debate Over Testing Older Drivers
WMUR New Hampshire – November 15, 2012

Woman Killed When Car Crashes Through Office Wall
KOMONews.com – November 14, 2012

Concerns Raised for Elderly Drivers
The News Herald – November 5, 2012

Sonoma Crosswalk Accident Heightens Focus on Elderly Drivers
Pressdemocrat.com – Octoer 30, 2012

When Should You Take Keys from Elderly Drivers?
Orlando Sentinel – October 13, 2012

A high accident rate among older drivers in Maine has safety experts concerned
Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal – September 30, 2012

Baby killed, 2 adults injured after crash in church parking lot
KCTV – September 30, 2012

A High Accident Rate Among Older Drivers in Main has Safety Experts Concerned
Lewsiton-Auburn Sun Journal – September 30, 2012

How States are Dealing with Older Drivers
Fox News – September 17, 2012

Elderly Drivers and Fatal Accidents: Is the Doctor Responsible?
NBC News.com – September 10, 2012

A 100-year-old Driver Crashes into School Kids. Time to Take Grandpa’s Car Keys?
The Daily Beast – August 31, 2012

Safety and Older Drivers
Los Angeles Times – August 31, 2012

Driver Hits 11: Are Elderly Drivers Making Roads Unsafe?
The Christian Science Monitor – August 30, 2012

100-year-old Driver’s Car Examined After He Hits 14 People
Los Angeles Times – August 30, 2012

Man heartbroken over fatal crash at Smithfield Walmart [See Video]
WRAL.com – August 14th, 2013

Deadly Collision Takes Lives
Canyon News.com – Jan 16, 2011

Elderly couple found frozen to death after getting lost during drive
Washington Post – January 13, 2011

A Ceaseless Pain For Mother Who Lost Daughter
Chicago Tribune – May 16th, 2010

Community Mourns Death Of Lab Schools Senior
Oakland Tribune – April 2nd, 2010

Mourners Honor Chicago Student Killed Downstate
ABC Local – March 29th, 2010

Faith Dremmer (17) Died When An Elderly Driver Struck Her While She Was Riding Her Bicycle
My Death Space – March 24th, 2010

88-year-old Massachusetts Driver Who Struck and Killed 4-year-old Girl Sentenced to 6 Years Probation
Masslive.com – August 7, 2009

Visual Forensics of Older Drivers
Visual Expert – 2009

Older, Dangerous Drivers A Growing Problem
USA Today – May 2, 2007

Woman Drives Car Into Sears
Orlando Sentinel – October 10, 2006

How Old Is Too Old To Drive? WRAL Investigates Older Drivers
WRAL.com – February 6, 2002

School Bus Driver, 79, Pleads Guilty in Crash
The New York Times – December 11, 1999


LETTERS: A word to the Older Driver
Blackmore Vale Magazine – February 06, 2014

Elderly Driver Smashes Into Chemist Shop
The Age Victoria – August 7th, 2013

Senior Drivers More Dangerous, Says U of A Doc
Sun Media News Services – July 11, 2013

Killer Driver, 72, free to drive
GoldCoast.com.au – May 22, 2013

More Check-Ups Ahead For Older Drivers
The Standard – May 6, 2013