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_The University of Michigan developed an online self-test to help drivers detect safety changes:

_AAA and AARP offer websites with similar tools and links to driving courses: and

But ultimately, “the only way you can assess any driver at any age is to sit in the seat next to them and watch them drive,” said Coughlin.


Contributing to this story were AP reporters Ben Nuckols in Washington; Henry Ray in Atlanta; Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas; John Rogers in Los Angeles; Carla K. Johnson in Chicago; Jessica Gresko in Washington; Barry Massey in Santa Fe, N.M.; Grant Schulte in Lincoln, Neb.; Shannon Young in Boston; Phillip Rawls in Montgomery, Ala.; Norma Love in Concord; Michael Virtanen in Albany, N.Y.; Michael Felberbaum in Richmond, Va.; Bill Kaczor in Tallahassee, Fla.; and Lynn DeBruin in Salt Lake City.