September 27, 2006


AMA releases new Aging Driver Guide

Edmonton, Alberta – The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) Foundation for Traffic Safety has released a new Guide to Accommodate Aging Drivers. The Guide presents a comprehensive list of traffic safety practices that benefit all drivers, not just aging ones, helping them to continue driving as long as is safely possible.

Statistics Canada predicts that by 2026, nearly five million Canadians, or more than 20 per cent of all drivers, will be 65 or older. The Guide has been developed to accommodate the visual, cognitive and motor skill changes that occur during the aging process. The Guide can be viewed online at www.ama.ab.ca/AMAFoundation; for more information on the issue of aging drivers, visit www.ama.ab.ca./AgingDrivers.

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