En español | Observing driving behaviors over time will help you identify patterns of unsafe driving. You can use written notes of your observations to plan appropriate conversations and solutions using specific observations. This will help make your conversations more constructive and avoid over- or under-reacting.
The next section, Module 3: Planning Conversations, will explore when and how to use your observations to discuss safety concerns and related solutions with your older driver.
Try these conversation starters and scenarios
This listening activity will give you conversation scenarios you can try with older drivers.
Complete this activity before continuing with the module. It may be helpful to have a pen and paper ready to assist you with your responses. You can pause and return to the audio by pressing the play/pause button.
This listening activity is 3 minutes 20 seconds.
Many older adults think family members should talk with them when a potential problem arises. Use the "Warning Signs for Older Drivers" checklist to begin observing an older driver today, noting the difference between minor driving mistakes and serious safety concerns.
Note any patterns of frequent and unsafe driving behavior and begin to plan appropriate conversations and actions.
Produced by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab.
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