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Would an older driver prefer to speak with adult children about driving?

This answer is based on a publication and research conducted by The Hartford and MIT AgeLab:

Adult children seem to have more influence with parents over 70 than with younger parents in their 50s and 60s. These differences often correlate to health changes and shifts in parent-child relationships later in life. Older drivers also tend to be more open to adult children who live nearby. Women are generally more receptive than men to the prospect of hearing from their adult children. Men are slightly more inclined to choose sons over daughters, while women are more likely to choose daughters. Among individuals living alone, almost one-third said they would prefer to hear about unsafe driving from their adult children, while nearly 15 percent of men and women living alone ranked their children as the last ones from whom they want to hear about driving. 

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