State launches new website to help senior drivers

Posted at 8:55 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 08:55:46-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and other top Michigan officials plan to help launch a new website designed to help senior drivers.

A Monday news conference is planned to unveil the Safe Drivers Smart Options website. It will give information and resources to aging drivers, their family and friends, plus doctors and caretakers.

Johnson’s office says that Michigan has one of the oldest populations in the U.S., with 14 percent of residents age 65 or older. The website will provide resources to help aging drivers safely maintain their independence and transition to alternative transportation options when it is time to give up the keys.