Fatal Crash Renews Senior Driver Debate

Fatal Crash Renews Senior Driver Debate

The perennial debate about seniors who drive has been reignited after an 88-year-old woman crashed into an auto shop in Lake Worth, The Palm Beach Post reports.

The woman is hospitalized in critical condition, and her husband who was in the car with her died, according to the Post. She is one of 167,000 registered drivers in Palm Beach County age 70 and older.

Florida already requires residents 80-years-old and older to pass a vision test to remain licensed, the Post reports. However, some say that’s not enough, since thinking and physical abilities are also needed to drive safely.

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