Families: Elder Drivers: Staying On the Road

Techniques and technology to help older people drive more safely

John Wolff, who turns 96 this month, drives his 1995 Buick Regal to doctor's appointments, local shops and, on Saturdays, to teach a class at Georgetown law school. "I just love to drive," he says. "It's the key to my independence." Wolff's daughter, Patricia Hartman, 59, is somewhat less enthusiastic about her dad's outings, but she tries not to worry about her father's driving.

"His health is good, he's really alert, and his reflexes are great," she says. "He's always been slow and cautious. When I was a kid, it drove me crazy, and his driving hasn't changed much. Now it...

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