Govt plan aims to keep older drivers safe on road

Dec 06, 2013 by Kevin Freking

Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more elderly drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a "silver car" rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash.

Federal highway safety officials will investigate the possibility of such a rating system as part of a five-year plan designed to reduce the number of fatal and injury-causing accidents among .

The plan, released Thursday, also calls for more research into technology to prevent crashes or reduce their severity. One promising technology would warn drivers when their car has moved outside its lane. Another would automatically apply the brakes when a car is about to ram the vehicle in front of it.

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Keeping Us Safe
1 / 5 (1) Dec 08, 2013
Don't give tragedy the opportunity to strike your family.

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not rated yet Dec 10, 2013
should consider licenses for only certain parts of day - why old people with nothing to do are out there jamming the roads with their Buicks is beyond me.