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Are older drivers high-risk drivers?

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Seniors Behind
The Wheel
Are older drivers high-risk drivers?
By A. Karl Halbedi
I t is often said that older drivers are the most dangerous drivers on the
road. But how accurate is public opinion to the real risk aging drivers pose? In fact, teenage drivers—not older drivers—pose the greatest risk by far to other drivers or pedestrians, according to a recent study by the AAA Founda tion for Traffic Safety.

The study analyzed government data on fatal motor vehicle crashes from 1999 through 2003, and national travel esti mates from 2001, to estimate the risks that drivers of various ages would be involved in and likely have at least some degree of responsibility for crashes fatal to themselves and to others. The risk of being involved in a fatal crash was shown to be highest when teens are first licensed. From there the risk declines until around age 65, and it isn’t until age 70 that the risk is shown to start increasing again.

So the quick answer is “yes,” elderly drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in a fatal accident. However, the risk they pose is primarily to themselves rather than other drivers. Drivers ages 85 and older were found to have the highest risk of being involved in and responsible for crashes in which they themselves died. Previous studies have suggested this is due to their likelihood of being seriously injured or killed if they are involved in a crash more than their increased risk of causing crashes in the first place.

Conversely, drivers under age 20 were found most likely to be involved in and responsible for crashes fatal to others, whether in relation to the number of older drivers on the road or in relation to the amount that they drive.

“Mile per mile, the average 80-year-old driver may pose a lit tle bit more risk to you and me than the average 30-year-old does, but they drive so much less that it more than makes up for the differ ence,” explained the Foundation’s Senior Research Associate and study author Brian Tefft, “so the 30-year-old driver is actually more likely than the 80-year-old to cause harm to you or me over the course of a year, and a typical 30-year- old driver poses more of a threat to you or me than the average 70-year-old does, no matter how you look at it.”

The question arises then, given all the negative public sentiment toward senior drivers, how concerned should the rest of the driving population be about aging drivers?

“Stories about bizarre crashes involving elderly drivers crashing into crowds of people are tragic, but they’re also very, very unusual,” said J. Peter Kissinger, the AAA Foundation’s Presi dent and CEO. “Our other studies tell us that some older drivers do indeed have health problems or cognitive issues : that call into question their ability to drive safely, and we need to continue to work to find ways to meet the mobility needs of those who really shouldn’t be driving, but the story that always gets lost is that the great majority of older drivers are actually very safe.” GP

To view the full study report, visit

— Roadwise Review
Recognizing the need for evaluation is one of the easiest ways all of us can help potentially at-risk seniors determine if they are fit to drive. AAA Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer is a scientifically validated screening tool created by AAA and transportation safety researchers. This CD-ROM allows seniors to privately measure their functional ability - in eight areas shown to increase the risk of crashes
among seniors. These areas include: Leg Strength and General Mobility, Headl Flexibility, High and Low Contrast Visual Acuity, Working Memory, Visualization of Missing Information, Visual Search, and Useful Field of View.

To obtain a copy of J Roadwise Revieu contact your local AAA club.

The Iranian Dr. Ruth

Sex according to Oum Mohammad

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Series Premieres/Returns Summer Schedule

Series Premieres/Returns - May

Monday, May 25th

8:00 - Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC): I’m sure this will garner huge ratings. After that…

9:00 - Intervention (A&E)

10:00 - Here Come the Newlyweds (ABC) - Yeah, I didn’t realize this was on last season either.

10:00 - Cake Boss (TLC)

Tuesday, May 26th

9:00 - The Apprentice (UK): You’re sacked!

9:00 - Hitched or Ditched (CW): Couples have one week to go from dating to engaged.

10:00 - Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen)

10:00 - The Little Couple (TLC): Sequel to Little People Just Married.

Wednesday, May 27th

8:00 - Wipeout (ABC): Oh, those giant balls!

9:00 - The Goode Family (ABC): The newest animated series by Mike Judge.

9:30 - Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E)

9:30 - Surviving Suburbia (ABC): But, apparently, not surviving the season.

Friday, May 29th

9:00 - What Not to Wear (TLC): Featuring the makeover of former Blossom gal Mayim Bialik.

Saturday, May 30th

10:00 - Pushing Daisies(ABC): Ending on June 13th

Sunday, May 31st

8:00 - Million Dollar Password (CBS): Reege returns!

9:00 - Ice Road Truckers (History)
Series Premieres/Returns - June

Monday, June 1st

8:00 - I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!(NBC): I’m reading this is a “new” series for NBC, but I could swear this was on ABC for awhile in the early 2000s. Anyhoo, they’re going to slot this in four days a week in June. Good luck with that.

Tuesday, June 2nd

10:00 - Paris Hilton My New BFF (MTV): Eh, I’m too tired to make a joke about this.

Thursday, June 4th

9:00 - Burn Notice (USA): New time

10:00 - The Listener(NBC): A paramedic who’s telepathic. Comes to us from our friends to the north (that would be Canada, folks).

10:00 - Royal Pains(USA): For all of the promotion they’ve done for this show, it damn well better be good!

Sunday, June 7th

9:00 - Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E): Why?

9:00 - The Next Food Network Star (Food Network)

10:00 - Army Wives (Lifetime)

10:30 - Denise Richards: It’s Complicated (E!): No, it’s actually boring.

Monday, June 8th

9:00 - The Closer (TNT)

10:00 - Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)

10:00 - Weeds (Showtime)

10:00 - Raising the Bar (TNT):

10:30 - Nurse Jackie (Showtime): Edie Falco returns to series TV.

Wednesday, June 10th

10:00 - Top Chef Masters (Bravo): This time the competition is against “world renowned” chefs rather than, you know, the guy down the block.

Thursday, June 11th

9:00 She’s Got the Look (TV Land): Remember when TV Land was still watchable?

Sunday, June 14th

9:00 - True Blood (HBO)

Monday, June 15th

9:00 - The Cleaner (A&E)

Tuesday, June 16h

8:00 - Wedding Day (TNT): Reality series where deserving couples receive dream weddings.

9:00 - The First 48 (A&E)

9:00 - Hawthorne(TNT): New medical series starring Jada Pinkett Smith.

10:00 - The Singing Bee (CMT): Now with more Country!

10:00 - Saving Grace (TNT)

Wednesday, June 17th

9:00 - Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (BBC America)

Saturday, June 20th

10:00 - Eli Stone (ABC): Everyone now — Yea! Ends on July 11th, I believe.

Sunday, June 21st

8:00 - Merlin (NBC)

Monday, June 22nd

8:00 - The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)

9:00 - Make It or Break It (ABC Family): Not a reality show. It’s a scripted show featuring Candice Cameron and Peri Gilpin.

Tuesday, June 23rd

8:00 - The Superstars (ABC): Sort of like Battle of the Network Stars except the celebrities are paired off with professional athletes.

9:00 - America’s Got Talent (NBC): Get ready for five months of over-excited audiences and The Hoff.

10:00 - Primetime (ABC)

Wednesday, June 24th

10:00 - The Real World (MTV)

10:00 - The Philanthropist (NBC)

Thursday, June 25th

10:00 - Penn & Teller: Bullshit (Showtime)
Series Premieres/Returns - July

Wednesday, July 1st

8:00 - Great American Road Trip (NBC)

Friday, July 3rd

8:00 - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX)

Tuesday, July 7th

8:00 - 10 Things I Hate About you (ABC Family)

9:00 - Blonde Charity Mafia (CW): A docu-series (?) about Washington D.C.’s young, female elite.

10:00 - Warehouse 13 (SciFi): Though, it may be SyFy by then.

Wednesday, July 8th

9:00 - I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC)

9:00 - Ghost Hunters International (SciFi or SyFy)

Friday, July 10th

9:00 - Eureka (SciFi): Or SyFy…not too sure yet.

Wednesday, July 15th

9:00 - Leverage (TNT)

10:00 - Dark Blue(TNT): Dylan McDermott takes a stab at original cable fare.

Saturday, July 18th

10:00 - Dirty Sexy Money (ABC): Ends August 8th

Sunday, July 19th

10:00 - HGTV Design Star (HGTV)

Monday, July 20th

10:00 - Dating in the Dark (ABC): The big budget version of a blind date.

Tuesday, July 21st

8:00 - Hell’s Kitchen (FOX): More verbal abuse by Gordon Ramsay.

8:30 - Ruby & The Rockits(ABC Family): It’s the return of David Cassidy to television! Eeeeeeee!

Tuesday, July 28th

9:00 - More to Love (FOX): a reality-dating program for all of us fat bastards out there.

Wednesday, July 29th

9:00 - The Moment of Truth (FOX): More lives ruined for money.
Series Premieres/Returns - August

Tuesday, August 4th

9:00 - Lincoln Heights (ABC Family)

Sunday, August 9th

8:00 - Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (ABC): The Reege version. Does this man ever sleep?

Wednesday, August 19th

9:00 - Ghost Hunters (SciFi or SyFy)

Thursday, August 20th

10:00 - Project Runway (Lifetime): First year away from Bravo.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Global Balancing

These guys are simply crazy! Risking their lives for a good shot is something I can’t understand! On the other hand, they can be just too confident in their skills! Founder of Global Balancing Ltd., eskil, has been working 12 years as performer of balancing acts around the world.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Floating Island Made From 250,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Spiral Island was a floating artificial island in a lagoon near Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico south of CancĂșn. It was built by British eco-pioneer Richart (or "Rishi") Sowa beginning in 1998; he filled nets with empty discarded plastic bottles to support a structure of plywood and bamboo, on which he poured sand and planted numerous plants, including mangroves.

The island sported a two-story house, a solar oven, a self-composting toilet, and three beaches. He used some 250,000 bottles for the 66ft (20 m) by 54 ft (16 m) structure. The mangroves were planted to help keep the island cool, and some of them rose up to 15 ft (5 m) high.

It was destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005. In August 2007, Sowa announced that he will rebuild Spiral Island.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lock Bumping

This is scary stuff!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009