The Canadian Press

2015-07-23 | NB Senior Drivers

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A researcher at the University of New Brunswick says policy makers need to prepare for the implications of an increasing number of seniors spending some of their golden years driving commercial vehicles. Eric Hildebrand says right now seniors represent about 14 per cent of New Brunswick's driving population and within the next couple of decades that's going to increase to one in four. (Hildebrand says preliminary figures show that drivers over the age of 70 driving tractor trailers were involved in accidents at a rate of 6.3 times more than middle aged drivers.)

Date: 2015-07-23
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there's quite a demand in their hat has been a shortage of drivers particularly for tractor trailer drivers and you know with pensions than the kind of shape that they're in and so on and we're going to see and we're starting to see more and more seniors you know either get into the Seas fields or stay in the manga >>