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Recently Answered Questions
How can I find a volunteer to drive an elderly couple on doctor visits and shopping trips?
— San Diego, California
That’s a great question! There are many options for alternative transportation for adults who need assistance including carpooling, public transportation, and community-based local transportation options. Learn more about alternative transportation resources and find options in your area.
When my wife turned 65 our auto insurance premium increased because of that fact. When we inquired that was the only reason given even though we have not had any accidents or traffic violations. I remember seeing a report on TV about a AAA study done on the relationship of different age groups on accident rates. Where can I get a copy of that study.
— Houston, Texas
Your memory served you well! The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published a report in 2009 that looked at the risks that drivers of different age groups pose to other road users, as well as to themselves. Contrary to public perception, older drivers do not pose the greatest risk to other road users! You can read more about that finding and others here.