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The Solution for Elderly Driving Woes

Posted Sep 14 2008 3:54pm

Always up for noble research investigations, Yale University researchers have been studying elderly driving. Elderly driving, of course, frightens me. All too often a senior citizen finds themselves slamming on the brake, only to maroon their sedan halfway up a tree by hitting the gas instead!

The research sent elder drivers to a Physical Therapist who enacted a supervised physical fitness program. Not surprisingly, the participants in the experimental group improved their driving skills.

The fit elders also had a reduced risk of falls.

Labels: public health, Research

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