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Friday, November 12, 2010

WOOF: Furry Friends Friday: Aging Boomer Drivers

It's inevitable. As we age, our reaction time slows a bit, and we can't see at night like we could in our 30's and 40's. Sadly, we're usually the last to know.

Now, we're not suggesting WOOFers are like the 85-year-old woman who drove to her dentist a few weeks ago on the
WRONG SIDE OF I-95, but the NTSB is conducting a study on the effects of aging Baby Boomers hitting the road.

"With the number of people 65 or older expected to double in the next three decades, the elderly are driving more often, are taking longer trips and seem rooted in communities where getting around by car is the only option.

The graying of the roads prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to host a forum this week on aging drivers to analyze the impact of the change...."

So, whether you're noticing subtle changes or worrying about an aging parent, stay sharp and remember, the life you save...

could be your dog's!

When you're not driving, or worrying about it, read WOOF! Women Only Over Fifty


Sharron said...

Oh my gosh! This is so true. I've already told my friends I won't meet them at night. And I'm only 63 - but the eyes are not what they used to be. Hoping that cataract surgery next year will ameliorate some of the problem. Thanks for sharing this. It will be a bit wild with so many 'elders' on the road!

Mary Cunningham said...

Sharron, good luck with the cataract surgery! I've heard that many people have their vision improve to 20/20!

Thanks for stopping by.