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Safe driving protects your brain

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August 22, 2018

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Isobel Clare Linder
August 28, 2018

This informative article does not mention the very real dangers of texting and talking on cell phone while driving.

Bonnie
August 27, 2018

My son bought me pedal extenders so I can sit farther back. I have not installed them yet because my current car works all right. I don’t know how it adjusts if a taller person needs to drive the same car.

Pat MM
August 27, 2018

As someone who is very short, being safely positioned in a car is very difficult. That is my biggest car safety issue. Basically, I have to sit way too close to the steering wheel in order to reach the pedals — which is a real danger should the air bag activate. (Note: My Subaru has a height adjustment feature so I have good visibility.) But I would like to sit further back. Any helpful input would be welcome.

John Wright
August 27, 2018

Urge all adults, especially elders, to go online and take a comprehensive updated course on driving. The best are probably the ones prescribed to remove points from one’s record to avoid any increase in your insurance premium. Most will be amazed at how enlightening and fun it is to complete such a course.

Raymond G TROXLER MD,MPH
August 27, 2018

This article does not mention the sudden onset of hypoglycemia which can impair driving and may be caused by high glycemic foods and certain medications.

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