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Program to evaluate senior drivers

A Columbus driving school is trying to navigate senior citizens into becoming better drivers.

Barber's driving school has created a Senior Citizen Driver Evaluation in Columbus.

The program is expected to expand statewide by 2018.

Seniors can walk in for assessment or be referred by their caregiver or physician.

The driving evaluation will examine driver history, depth perception, mobility and memory but Al Barber, owner of Barber's driving school  says the medical component will be one of the biggest pieces of all this.

"We have developed a prescription pad so when a senior comes in and asks does this medication that I am taking will it affect my driving Barber goes on to say.
Barber says he's partnering with the Georgia Public Health department, local physicians and care providers to effectively perform the senior driver evaluations.

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