Older workers offer highway safety challenge

Because many people experience age-related deterioration in certain driving-related skills, such as vision, strength and cognitive abilities, employers have an important role to play in keeping their workers driving safely as they age, according to experts and safe driving advocates.  “Every day for the next 16 years, 10,000 people will turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center,” says Chris Hayes, director of transportation services for insurer Travelers’ risk control section. “Of those 65 and older, 18.5% are remaining in the work force.”