"I think everybody should be examined when they hit 70 or 75. They should be examined because you lose something," admitted Gurwich.
In Florida, an elderly driver can go 18 years between eye or ear exams. That's right someone moving to Florida and getting a license at 75 doesn't have to be checked again until they're 93, reports CBS News Correspondent Jim Axelrod.
"Something has to be done to help not only our population, but the people we are inflicting ourselves upon," said Roma Hilsberg.
This is what Hilsberg means: a 91-year-old who backed into a bank in Los Angeles, killing a baby; or an 82-year-old in Florida who smashed into an office, injuring eight. For those who think, "there ought to be a law" - there is. The law of political reality.
"We're a big voting block. No question about it. And we have to be catered to," boasts Hilsberg.
At Eastern Virginia Medical School, the answer is not to legislate. It's to investigate. A new and fitting way to gauge the effects of time.
"It's very quick. It takes about 15 seconds and it's very easy to score," explained Dr. Barbara Freund of Eastern Virginia Medical School.
If it seems like an awful lot to ask from a simple sketch, researches say numbers jammed too closely together or listed in the wrong order can red-flag potential problem drivers who can then be further checked on a simulator.
Former pro football player Jim Ringo has early stage Alzheimer's and wanted to see if he'd lost anything behind the wheel. "If I felt like I was endangering someone else's life, I'd put the keys away."
So far, so good for Jim Ringo in Virginia and for Morris Gurwich in Florida.
"I know that it can extend my driving a little longer without hurting anybody and this to me is very important," said Gurwich.
Two men for whom the simplest tests are guiding the most sensitive decisions. In a nation where the number of elderly drivers will rise 20 percent in the next 10 years, perhaps it's an idea worth remembering.
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