By KEVIN LANDRIGANNew Hampshire Union Leader August 15. 2018 10:20AM According to the AAA Foundation, more than 200,000 drivers over 65 were injured in crashes in 2016 and more than 3,500 of them died. CONCORD — A new national study concludes many seniors outlive the age they are capable of driving by seven to 10 years, yet more than 80 percent fail to talk to a doctor or family member about it.But leaders of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons say many seniors can and do drive capably into their 80s and each person’s skills on the road erode on an individual basis.“I would say that we do hear the number-one person that someone would talk to about their driving is a family member,” said Jamie Bulen, AARP NH’s associate state director for communications.“We also know that older drivers start adjusting their driving habits. They don’t drive at night or they won’t go on extended trips. They may just limit driving to the grocery store, to church or to a friend’s house nearby.”The national study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found when seniors did have that conversation about driving safety, in 15 percent… Read full this story
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