California prepares for a senior surge on the road


Last updated 3/12/2009 at Noon

SACRAMENTO — California’s senior population is expected to double in size by 2020.

From a traffic safety perspective, this translates to an increase in the number of older drivers, passengers and pedestrians using California’s roadways. In addition, there will be a larger number of older adults whose health and other factors will force a transition from driving to a reliance on other methods of transportation to accomplish daily activities.

“It is imperative that we prepare Californians now for this growing demographic,” said California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farr...

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