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Driving Decisions: Remaining Independent After Giving Up a Car

An invitation by AARP urging the recipient to take a state-approved driver safety course serves as a sobering reminder of one’s age and the potential disaster posed behind the wheel as senses and reaction times are affected by a naturally slowing brain.

The retiree-focused group offers a financial reward, a savings on vehicle insurance as an incentive, but an even more effective incentive likely should be information from sources that the chances of causing a crash and even killing someone increases dramatically as we age.

It was this incentive that prompted Pauline Huntsman to give up driving...


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