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Are SUVs a good choice for seniors?

Are SUVs the Best Choice for Seniors? Maybe Not.


A bum knee makes me appreciate cars with easy entrance and exit. Not like my Miata, which I fall into with a loud plop.

why do seat belts click in the middle of the seat and not the sides

Short Grandmas and Hidden Seat Belts


Susan has a heck of a time belting in the grandkids' booster seats. Has anyone invented a better way to reach those buried fasteners?

Baby Boomers Still Driving (But, Mostly, Staying Safe)

The postwar generation was the most mobile in history. Now they're reaching retirement age and don't want to give up the keys. Should we worry?
What's a used, safe and affordable convertible

Today: Best Convertible for a Nonagenarian?


Anne's ready to trade in her Subaru Outback for something a little more fun. She wants a convertible. But she's also looking for something safe with good gas mileage; a 93-year-old lady has to be a little bit practical. What do Tom and Ray suggest? Something in red, obviously. 

how can i make my husband drive faster and closer to the speed limit

Gayle's Not Ready to be Married to a Geezer


Gayle's active, fit and busy husband has started driving like a geezer. He's not yet 70 but he's already driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. Can Tom and Ray help or are they too far gone themselves?

can i make my turn signal louder

Nancy's dad can't hear the turn signal. Can she turn up the volume?


My dad is older (87) but is still a good driver. However, his hearing is not very good. When he uses his turn signal for a gentle turn, and it doesn't shut off by itself, he can't hear it to turn...

Is it safe to drive if you sometimes collapse

Should Liz's partner be allowed to drive, after a few fainting spells?


My significant other has collapsed several times in restaurants. My children are concerned about his driving me around. What does one do in an emergency like that? I was told not to turn off the engine. He drives an SUV...

Today: car recommendations for older drivers.

I will be 77 years old soon and would like your opinion as to which of the following automobiles you would recommend for someone like me. I love driving, and I drive a stick shift to this very day. For the...

We continue to get mail about testing senior drivers...

by mail about whether older drivers should be tested to make sure they still have the vision judgment and physical abilities necessary to drive a car Most of the mail has supported our position that testing after a certain age...

Testing older drivers discriminatory? A few readers think so.

few more responses to our column on testing older drivers for a decline in skills There was a certain percentage of our respondents who were not opposed to testing but were opposed to singling out older drivers Dear Tom Ray...


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