Baby boom and older drivers – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Training programs, for example a Useful Field of Vision Test, may help older drivers drive for longer.
King: It may enable them to have fewer motor vehicle collisions, at least at-fault ones than drivers who haven't had the testing.
Narrator: Dr. Jonathon King at NIH suggests that despite the fact that there is a growing concern given the increasing number of older drivers as baby boomers turn 65:
King: I think we're fairly lucky. The cars themselves have been getting much safer. The accident rates have not been skyrocketing. We do have some interventions under testing that maybe fruitful.
Narrator: Details for Older Drivers are online at www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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