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States Told to Prepare for a Growing Number of Older Drivers

States Told to Prepare for a Growing Number of Older Drivers



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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioThe federal government is pushing states to prepare for an onslaught of older drivers in the coming decades.

When asked about the roads themselves, she said, "I don't think I would ride the freeway at all. It's just scary."

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Blaine Robbins says, "The thing with older drivers these days, things have changed a lot." Robbins, who teaches driver safety with the AARP, says some of the changes are tricky freeway entrances and bigger roads.

The government accountability office recommends things like simpler road forms and more visible signs to help what's expected to be a growing number of elderly drivers over the next twenty years.

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