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Vision Tests Help Older Drivers

Requiring vision tests before renewing driver’s licenses can significantly reduce fatal crashes involving elderly motorists, according to a nationwide study.

The eight states that did not require vision testing during the 1985-89 study had 7 percent more fatalities each year among elderly drivers than the 42 states with mandatory vision screening, the researchers reported in today’s issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.



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