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Prime Time: Older drivers adjust to stay behind wheel

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In America, driving is a rite of passage. From the age of 16 through a lifetime, getting behind the wheel means transportation, but it’s something more. It represents independence. “I remember I baby-sat my cousin and in lieu of payment they taught me to drive,” said 80-year-old Harvey Mendelson of Schenectady. “The first time I downshifted to stop I figured I’d come of age.” Mendelson has been driving ever since that day of baby-sitting over ...

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