Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Seniors Great Behind The Wheel But Don't Fare So Well In Crashes

Senior citizens may be the safest drivers on the road- but they're also the most likely to die in a crash, according to new data from AAA. Why is that? WTVN Radio has the story. Plus, vehicles with senior-friendly features. Find out what kind of car grandma should be driving to help lessen her arthritis pain.

2 comments:

Charles Hansen said...

Glad we are the safest drivers, but age is catching up with us and I hope they find more alternatives to everyone driving.

SRTC Staff said...

In a city like Spokane, not being able to drive anymore is often the end of a senior's social and civic involvement in the community, depending on their ability and willingness to ride the bus. There are various agencies putting their heads together on this behind the scenese so we'll see what they come up with.

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