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

2 days 9 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 46 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.