Sam Bauman
For the Nevada Appeal

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October 16, 2012
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Sam Bauman: When senior driving interferes with safety on the road

There's been a lot of talk and writing lately about "taking the car keys away" from seniors who may be a danger behind the wheel. It's a touchy issue because losing driving rights is a loss of independence, and that's something to fear for seniors.

Seven states, including Nevada, have laws that require doctors to report to the Department of Motor Vehicles if a patient suffers a illness that could impair his or her driving skills. From there, the DMV contacts the driver and performs fitness checks. If it's all clear, the driver continues to get behind the wheel. If …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 16, 2012 05:06AM Published Oct 16, 2012 05:05AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.