Older drivers support tougher driving laws for themselves

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More than seven out of 10 drivers age 65 and older favor policies that require drivers age 75 and older to renew their license in person and also support requirements that seniors pass a medical screening to remain licensed, says by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Auto Safety.

The survey also found:

« Nearly 80 percent of drivers over age 75 favor medical screenings for drivers their age.

« Nearly 90 percent of drivers 65 and older report no crashes and no moving violations in the past two years.

« 65 percent of drivers 75 and older said they never use a cell phone while driving, compared with 48 percent of those age 65 to 69.

–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 them safer behind the wheel,” said Peter Kissinger, president and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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