- Recent near misses or fender benders.
- Recent tickets for moving violations.
- Comments made by passengers about close calls, near misses, or the driver not noticing other vehicles.
- A recent increase in the premium for auto insurance.
If your loved one is experiencing these types of issues, talk to his or her doctor who can administer tests to see if the loved one physically and mentally is able to continue driving safely. If the decision is made to tell the loved one to stop driving, you’ll have a valuable ally who is trusted by your loved one and who can help deliver a really difficult but important message.
Primary Sources for This Sharepost:
American Medical Association. (nd). How to help the older driver.
Wolfson, R. (2012). Physicians’ warnings for unfit drivers. The New England Journal of Medicine.