WASHINGTON (WUSA) — A new AAA study shows that older adults who stop driving, voluntary or involuntary, are twice as likely to experience depression and five times as likely to enter a long term health facility than those who continue driving.
John Henry Pinkard drove to his church in the District every Sunday morning up until the last few weeks of his life. Most people were amazed by his ability to maintain his driving skill set for eight decades.
Pinkard died May 6, 2015. He was 103 years old. His story is very different than other senior citizens who no longer remain behind the wheel.