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Safer Driving at Any Age



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ANCHOR LEAD: The youngest boomers are turning 50 this year, and they don't plan on hitting the brakes anytime soon. Brian Osuch has the details on new research on aging and driving. (:59) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Today's boomers are living highly active lifestyles, and don't plan on hanging up their keys anytime soon. Jodi Olshevski, gerontologist with The Hartford, says these drivers are looking to drive into their later years. CUT: (Olshevski) We surveyed almost a thousand boomers and they told us that seventy-six percent plan on driving into their eighties, nineties, or think they'll never stop driving. SCRIPT: The research also finds more men than women opting to stay behind the wheel. And Olshevski says, regardless of gender, there are five easy ways to ensure those extended driving years are safer. CUT: (Olshevski) First be a healthy driver and think about exercise. Two: know your vehicle, be in tune with today's technologies; three: keep learning, think about taking an AARP Smart Driver course; 4: adjust to changes in your driving skills, and number 5 make sure that you maintain your vehicle. SCRIPT: For more information on staying safe behind the wheel visit TheHartford.com/lifetime. That's Newsbreak for The Hartford. I'm Brian Osuch
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