Mature Drivers

Motor vehicle crash prevention courses for drivers 60 and older must be approved by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and meet specific criteria. In fact, all courses include at least eight hours of classroom instruction, practical exercises, and a written exam. Twelve driving schools throughout Ohio offer the classes.

In addition to the driving schools, the Superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Colonel Kenneth L. Morckel wrote a column in August 2001, "Patrol Advocates Safe Driving Skills for Mature Drivers," which appears on the department's web page. The informative article addresses independence, statistics, aging and driving skills, self-assessment, traffic safety tips, and passenger safety information. The Ohio State Highway Patrol provides information on the mature driver safety at its booth at the Ohio State Fair.

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