EDHD 320 Sensory and Perceptual Development Fall 2011

EDHD 320 Sensory and Perceptual Development Fall 2011 -...

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EDHD 320:Sensory and Perceptual Processes Across the Lifespan Fall, 2011 Question: Should elderly people be allowed to drive automobiles? Their independence is important to them personally and to society.
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The Problem Driving a car is important to independence, keeping contact with friends, doctors, churches, and survival itself for the elderly; New story: Baltimore Sun, July 31, 2006: Mortimer Alper, age 84, from Elkins Park, Pa. was killed when he was making a U turn about 1:30 p.m.; his Toyota Camry was hit by another driver in a Ford Ranger News editorial: Baltimore Sun, July 31, 2006: -More than 18.5 million people age 70 or over are licensed to drive in this country and this is a fast growing population. -Losing driving privileges can mean early entrance to a nursing home ($ 70,000 per year) says Johns Hopkins U. Study), and lower the quality of life for elderly in Md. Article by Hugh Downs in Parade Magazine ( April 24, 1994) noted that the elderly are cited more than younger drivers for “failure to obey signs and signals,” “failure to yield the right of way,” and “inattention”. However, 15 to 24
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