RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRIVER'S LICENSE RENEWAL POLICIES AND FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING DRIVERS 70 YEARS OR OLDER

This article addresses the important issue of driver's license renewal for elderly individuals. Whether the reduction in crash mortality found by Levy et al is related to visual testing specifically or to a requirement for retesting in general, maximizing safety for older drivers is crucial as the number of drivers aged 70 years or older on the road increases from 13 million today (in 1995) to a projected 30 million by 2020. Driving is an important mobility issue for older Americans, with 88 percent relying on private automobiles for most of their transportation needs. A critical challenge is to balance public and individual safety with individual mobility needs.

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    American Medical Association

    Aging and Community Health
    515 North State Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Authors:
    • Levy, D T
    • Vernick, J S
    • Howard, K A
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1995 12:00AM