Can Elderly Drivers Maintain Skills through Practice?

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Frequency of Driving by the Elderly and Their Information Processing Competence

Considerable data are available that detail the changes in the ability of elderly people to process information while engaged in general activity, some suggesting that regular practice helps to maintain information processing skills. Dr. Debons is gathering colleagues at SIS, CMU, and other institutions to extend this area of inquiry to study the role of frequency of driving in information processing competence in elderly drivers. Interested parties are invited to contact Dr. Debons at or 412-624-9433. Dr. Anthony Debons, Professor Emeritus is credited with advancing the study of Human Factors and Ergonomics.