Jim Bassett turns 72 next month and still drives himself wherever he needs to go.
Bassett, who lives in Roseville, assumes he might have to give up driving some day but notes that his mother drove into her late 80s.
“Driving, to me, is an individual thing. There’s people in their 80s who are quite capable, and there’s people in their 40s I don’t think should drive,” said Bassett, who took time out of a visit to a senior center in Roseville to answer questions about elderly drivers. “If you’re capable, I could see no reason why you should give up your driving.”