More Aging Drivers as Boomers Become Seniors

Seniors often have a more difficult time driving safely because of the natural decline in abilities that occur as we age. As 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age every day, more and more of them are discovering that their abilities to operate a vehicle are not what they once were. For the generation that lived with cars, loves cars, and grew up associating cars with freedom, the transition into a time when they might not be able to drive anymore can be difficult. More Seniors Being Hurt Behind the Wheel Because the population is getting older, the number of people injured or killed every year as a result of accidents involving senior citizens continues to climb. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2012 there were 5,560 seniors killed in automobile accidents, as well as another 214,000 who suffered injuries that required medical assistance. Both the number of deaths and the number of injuries seniors suffered as a result of car crashes in 2012 represe
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