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NHTSA announces new five-year traffic safety plan and guidelines for older drivers and passengers.
The State Column, Kramer Phillips | December 08, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it will work to change its strategic plan to ensure the safety of the U.S.’s growing population of older drivers and passengers.

In a statement released earlier this week, the NHTSA says its changes are the result of the growing population of elderly drivers. The agency says it will make a number of changes, including researching a number of advanced vehicle technologies including vehicle-to-vehicle communications, refining its data collection systems, and shifting its focus to efforts on public education and identifying functional changes including vision, strength, flexibility and cognition.


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AARP won't be happy.  Every time some state tries to implement driving tests for people over a certain age, they go nuclear and get it killed.  Doing anything to touch an old person's car makes them go nuts.
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A friend of mine, upon reaching 80, proceeded to cause accidents twice in one year, totaling his car both times.

Fortunately no people were injured. He has advancing Alzheimer's.

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