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Long Island Expo Focusing On Elderly Drivers

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GARDEN CITY, NY (WCBS 880) – Elderly drivers are the focus of a special event on Long Island today, as WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports.

Getting old presents unique challenges to those who drive.

AAA spokesman Robert Sinclair says, “As we age, we degrade.”

LISTEN: Mike Xirinachs reports

At the AAA auto club’s senior driver expo, elderly drivers are getting free health tests and services. Among other things, there are demonstrations of the latest features available on new cars for seniors.

“Blind spot warning systems – where the vehicle has radar and sonar” are among those listed by Sinclair, who says it’s all about making roads safer for everyone.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530. Please CLICK HERE to register.

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