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The Aging Driver: How old is too old to drive?
I've received two separate calls in the last month from lawyers whose clients were charged with DUI Less Safe, when both provided breath samples that were under the per se or suspension limits. In both cases, the charges were laid as a result of the driving evidence, not the evidence of impairment - the alcohol was just considered a factor. One driver was 71 years of age, the other 87. Neither was involved in an accident. In both cases, the "erratic driving" observed was more a case of inability caused by age-related issues than impairment by alcohol. This article, reprinted from The Conversation, discusses age as a factor in driving ability.
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