Tag: seniors

18 Posts

Sep 01, 2001

We continue to get mail about testing senior drivers...

Dear Car Talk

by mail about whether older drivers should be tested to make sure they still have the vision judgment and physical abilities necessary to drive a car Most of the mail has supported our position that testing after a certain age...

seniors safety

Sep 01, 2001

Testing older drivers discriminatory? A few readers think so.

Dear Car Talk

few more responses to our column on testing older drivers for a decline in skills There was a certain percentage of our respondents who were not opposed to testing but were opposed to singling out older drivers Dear Tom Ray...

seniors safety

Aug 01, 2001

More reader comments about our proposal to test senior drivers.

Dear Car Talk

wrote a few weeks back about the need to test older drivers for competence generated hundreds of letters Surprisingly to us most of them supported our position -- although some did not RAY And a few of those were unprintable...

seniors safety

Aug 01, 2001

Readers weigh in on our proposal to test senior drivers for safety.

Dear Car Talk

more thoughts from our readers on the column we wrote about senior drivers We called for some sort of testing to weed out folks whose reflexes have deteriorated to the point where they can no longer safely operate a car...

seniors safety

Jul 01, 2001

Tom and Ray propose ongoing testing for senior drivers.

Dear Car Talk

Recently you answered a question from Heidi whose -year-old mother had developed physical problems that kept her from driving a manual transmission Your advice to trade for a similar car with an automatic transmission made sound financial and mechanical sense...

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May 01, 1993

Hoping to avoid having to buy a new car in my 80s.

Dear Car Talk

I enjoy your column very much To my amazement so does my wonderful mother-in-law who is Recently she and I were talking about her car It's a one owner year old Chevy Citation with about miles on it It has...

seniors

May 01, 1993

Should I be looking at new cars before retirement?

Dear Car Talk

I enjoy all your columns and value your opinions but the articles that really grab my attention are the ones that concern older cars I a single self-supporting lady fast approaching retirement am the original owner of a Ford Escort...

seniors

May 01, 1991

Rather than dumping the car, why not refuzz the dice?

Dear Car Talk

First of all thank you for the knowledge you have given me and also the laughter you have added to my life My husband and I are in our seventies We have been thinking of buying a car Would we...

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