Testing the Vision of Elderly Drivers
It has been more than five years since the state changed its law requiring drivers over the age of 80 to pass a vision test before renewing their license.
And it seems the law is working, at least in terms of saving the lives of elderly drivers who get behind the wheel.
State numbers indicate well over the majority, 93 percent, pass the test.
The law, according to researchers at the University of Alabama, has helped cut the death rate among drivers 80 and older by 17 percent, and it seems other states may follow suit.
For more information, visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Web site.
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