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Senior Drivers
February 21, 2013  
Senior Drivers

What are the dangers posed by elderly drivers? Should Maine's laws be changed? how should doctors and family members approach this issue and what resources are available? Lori Parham, of AARP; Dr. Daniel Onion, and reporter Bonnie Washuk will join in the discussion.

 

Online seminars and interactive resources:
AAA - To take AAA's private interactive driving evaluation, and for much more information

AARP - To watch AARP's online seminar about talking with older drivers

Independent Transportation Network - To learn about becoming a member or volunteering in the Greater Portland Area

To learn about the organization, and its national affiliates


Database of Local Options for Transportation

Reporter Bonnie Washuk's series in the Sun Journal newspaper about senior drivers, "A Risk Behind the Wheel"
Part 1
Part 2

For Safe Driving Courses
AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators Courses in Maine (and online)
AARP Driver Safety

Other helpful sites:
Maine Secretary of State
American Occupational Therapist Assoc
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
American Medical Assoc (great site for physicians that would like more resources on how to address their older driver practices)

 

Maine Watch logo

 

[The "Senior Drivers" episode originally aired on Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks November 15, 2012.]

 

Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks episode #2810

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