Dec 5, 2011
A recent survey found that, among people ages 65 and older, 83 percent said they have no plans to stop driving and 36 percent said they had never thought about it. Developed by Florida State University and the Florida Department of Transportation, the survey addresses the need for seniors to have a plan if, and when, they are no longer able to drive, as well as the risk of accidents among elderly drivers. When asked how they’d get around if they were no longer able to drive, 40 percent of respondents said they’d rely on family and friends, while 26 percent said they’d walk and 15 percent felt there was no other alternative to driving. Though the survey focused on Floridians, the issue is of concern nationwide as the number of American seniors increases. More here.