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Why is driving a safety concern as we age?

Dr. Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Due to various advances in healthcare and better management of health problems, our life expectancy is at an all-time high, and we expect our ability to drive will keep up with that increase in life expectancy. However, physical, visual and mental changes can occur with normal aging or illness, and this makes it necessary to evaluate whether we can safely continue to drive. How medically fit and high functioning we are plays a larger part in determining our fitness to drive than just our chronological age.

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