Needed: Aging-driver Policy

Reluctance to face 'graying' demographics could cause a crisis for America's roadways. Is public transit the answer?
September 3, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Elder driving cannot be viewed in a vacuum -- nor can the lack of concrete action taken to address the issue. The problem is an example of America's reluctance to face its rapidly "graying" demographics... Rather than quick fixes, we need a comprehensive national agenda: First and foremost, invest heavily in public transportation to reduce dependence on automobiles. It is an inhumane recipe for disaster to insist that a senior stop driving without offering an affordable, reliable transportation alternative.

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Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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