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Driver safety program is Jan. 30

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By The Staff

Although experts agree that driving ability begins deteriorating around the age of 55, drivers have widely differing skills. While some drivers continue to drive safely well into their older years, studies show the crash rate per mile driven rises steadily for drivers age 65 and older.

Older drivers have fewer collisions because they drive less and at less dangerous times. However, when they are in a crash, it can be serious.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, in a two-car fatal collision where one driver is 65 or older, the older driver is 3.5 times more likely to be killed.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Transportation Safety will provide information to educate these drivers on major issues affecting their driving abilities. The presentation includes a video, question and answer session, brochures and giveaway items.

The Mature Driver Highway Safety Program will be Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Taylor County Senior Center at 110 S. Jackson St. in Campbellsville.

For more information, call Judy Jones at 465-6933.