Senior Driving


Most of us don’t give it much thought, but when you lose the ability to drive, you also lose some of your independence.

Making sure older drivers are still safe drivers was the purpose behind a senior rules of the road seminar at the Freeman Business Center in Joplin. Freeman Senior Services Coordinator Jamie Gillmore says the event is a way for residents to learn to cope with the process of aging and how to compensate for those changes.

“The idea of the course is not to take the driving away from people, that’s not it at all, it’s to keep us driving safer, longer,” says Jamie Gillmore.

The event also touched on new traffic laws as well as understanding some of the technology upgrades in new automobiles.

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