Long Island Expo Focusing On Elderly Drivers

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.

  • Sick of Excuses

    A lot of elderly drivers are dangerous NOT because they’re elderly. It is just that they have always been stupid behind the wheel when they were young and nothing changed when they got old.

    The worst part is that cops give them special leeway because they’re “elderly”. Just take away their license like the rest of us and we will all be safe.

    • Focus on the Facts

      When we look at data and research on senior drivers we quickly learn that they are some of the safest drivers on the road. You are correct to say that older age is NOT responsible for crashes involving senior drivers as it is often an underlying medical condition that can put the driver at greater risk of crashing.

      Taking someone’s license is often NOT the best option since there are many steps a senior driver and his/her family can take to extend the amount of time behind the wheel…and to maintain safety along the way. Learn more at http://www.AAASeniors.com

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