"For the older population, alternatives to driving are often less than ideal or nonexistent. When faced with the choice of driving unsafely or losing mobility, many risk their safety by continuing to drive."
"Existing forms of transportation clearly need to be optimized for use by older persons. In a telephone survey of 2,422 people 50 and older, ride-sharing was the second most common mode of transportation (after driving); however, nearly a quarter of the survey participants cited feelings of dependency and concerns about imposing as a barrier to use. Public transportation was the usual mode of transportation for fewer than 5 percent of survey participants, with many citing unavailable destinations, problems with accessibility, and fear of crime as barriers to use. Fewer than 5 percent used taxis as their usual mode of transportation due to their high cost.317 Until these barriers are addressed, these forms of transportation will remain inaccessible to many older persons."
Alternatives for senior drivers are needed. Check out ITNAmerica.