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Auto tech and aging motorists

Older motorists might view their driving privileges as an important factor in maintaining independence, but some of the physical challenges as people age can affect their ability to safely navigate Georgia roads. The baby boom generation is beginning to experience these challenges to a greater degree as the first members of this demographic group reach 70 years of age. The number of drivers at or over the age of 70 is expected to exceed 50 million by 2030, which means that there could be higher rates of accidents involving this group. However, technologies being developed and refined today could counteract this issue.