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AAA addresses aging driver stereotypes

Automotive World speaks to AAA Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, Jake Nelson, on why additional years behind the wheel not only make drivers older, but wiser

Senior drivers often face a negative public perception, unfairly categorising them as a menace on the road. However, while senior drivers favour tougher driving laws than in the past,  from bans on wireless devices to ignition interlocks for first time DUI offenders, an overwhelming majority support greater scrutiny in the license-renewal process for themselves and their peers, according to safety advocate group, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's latest report on aging Americans.

Automotive World spoke to AAA Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, Jake Nelson, who explained that with nearly nine out of ten seniors aged 65 and older still driving, it appears that additional years behind the wheel not only make drivers older, but wiser.

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