Signs of Age

Some good news, for a change

HealthDay News

HealthDay News

Published on May 05, 2003

(HealthDayNews) -- They've finally found something positive about growing older.

Researchers from Canada's University of Calgary say your ability to read blurry road signs improves as you get older.

According to the journal Human Factors, the researchers first tested the ability of younger and older drivers to read familiar road signs under bad lighting conditions. The older drivers did better.

Thinking the older drivers were so used to seeing STOP signs that they didn't have to read the words anymore, the researchers created some brand new signs and repeated the test.

The older drivers still came out ahead.

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