National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Says by 2020 More than 40 Million Drivers Will be Age 65 or Older

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration predicts that by 2020, more than 40 million drivers will be age 65 or older. That is why officials are urging older drivers in Missouri and around the nation to update their defensive-driving skills. Craig Eichelman with AARP Missouri recently required everyone in his office to take a defensive-driving course. Among other things, the course teaches drivers to leave 10 inches between their chest and the steering wheel to give the air bag sufficient room to deploy. It also updates drivers on the rules of the road and how to assess their driving skills. For the month of November, the course online or in person is free to all veterans

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.