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When is Someone No Longer Fit to Drive?

When is Someone No Longer Fit to Drive?

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Greg Neft, KSL NewsradioAn advocacy group for seniors says age should not be the only factor in deciding if someone is fit to drive.

The AARP Utah says what happened in Murray is a tragedy. Advocacy Director Laura Polacheck says, "Always very, very saddened to hear of an accident like this."

Polacheck says getting older doesn't mean you automatically become unfit for the road. She says, "We know a lot of drivers who are very safe and very careful, who are quite old. And we know drivers who are younger, who present problems."

She says they do ask families to keep an eye on older drivers. "They might see an additional dent on the car, or problems getting in or out of the garage." And she says that's time to have a discussion about taking away the keys.

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