On The Road Again: Specialists Help Aging Drivers As we age, vision, physical strength and memory may decline, making the act of driving challenging, and potentially dangerous. For some seniors and people with disabilities, special training with a driver rehabilitation specialist offers a way to learn to drive safely, and regain their independence.
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On The Road Again: Specialists Help Aging Drivers

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On The Road Again: Specialists Help Aging Drivers

On The Road Again: Specialists Help Aging Drivers

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John Peterson Sr. has not been able to drive for the past two years because of an above-the-knee amputation. With the help of the National Rehabilitation Center in Washington, D.C., Peterson is learning how to drive with hand controls. Katie Hayes/NPR hide caption

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John Peterson Sr. has not been able to drive for the past two years because of an above-the-knee amputation. With the help of the National Rehabilitation Center in Washington, D.C., Peterson is learning how to drive with hand controls.

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Glen Digman, a driver rehabilitation specialist with National Rehabilitation Hospital, gives Peterson directions from the passenger seat, which is equipped with secondary controls for emergency situations. Katie Hayes/NPR hide caption

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Glen Digman, a driver rehabilitation specialist with National Rehabilitation Hospital, gives Peterson directions from the passenger seat, which is equipped with secondary controls for emergency situations.

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