The Massachusetts Legislature is considering increasing the licensing requirements for older drivers following a bizarre spate of accidents where older drivers were behind the wheel. The June 13 accident in Stoughton that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl may just be the boiling point for the issue. But as the state considers mandatory eye testing based on age alone, some are calling for a more widespread reform that targets drivers in specific risk groups outside of age.
This week, Behind the Headlines sits down with Elizabeth Dugan who teaches at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She’s also author of “The Driving Dilemma: The Complete Resource Guide for Older Drivers and their Families.”+Continue Reading