Daytona Beach, Florida (Wired PR News.com) – A law passed in 2004 that requires older individuals to have additional eyesight testing before driving has been stated to decrease the number of driving related deaths amongst those who are age 80 and over. As reported by Reuters, researchers studying the Florida law found that there was a 17 percent decrease in the number of fatal accidents for people in this age group in the state since the passing of the law.
The percentage is viewed as highly significant according to University of Alabama researcher Gerald McGwin who was quoted in the report as stating “The decrease from a public safety point of view was pretty big… It was a decrease that wasn’t seen for other drivers in Florida.”
The law has been stated to have a variety of consequences including helping ensure that those with visual and other impairments are not putting others in danger on the road. However, some also state that it may adversely hinder the mobility of those who have no one to assist them with getting around if they are not allowed to drive.
By: The personal injury law firm of Rue & Ziffra, P.A.. If you have been involved in a minor or a major car accident, contact Daytona Beach Auto Accient Lawyers Rue & Ziffra for your free consultation, and find out what you might be entitled to.