Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday's Words Regarding Senior Drivers

“Senior drivers are our safest drivers. Because of their vast experience as drivers, they tend not to engage in dangerous behaviors, such as speeding, drinking and driving, they tend to self-regulate their driving by not driving as much at night or in heavy traffic."

"However, they are over-represented in fatal crashes because of their fragility. Issues with vision, reaction time, and understanding other mind and body changes become more of an issue as we age. The problem is that we all age differently. On average, men and women outlive their ability to drive by six to ten years, respectively, so it is increasingly important that we take a new view of planning for driving retirement, similar to the way we plan financially for retirement.”
-- Jim Hanni, executive vice president of public affairs for AAA in Kansas.

These remarks were made during the March 18 Kansas Senior Driver Summit in Topeka.  The event was sponsored by AAA Allied Group and KDOT.

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