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We Need To Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers
The Meaning of DrivingObserving Driving SkillsPlanning Conversations
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Topics covered in The Meaning of Driving

En español | When you are finished with this section, you should understand what driving means to older adults and how older drivers cope with the loss of freedom and independence that can accompany the decision to stop driving.


  • How driving provides greater flexibility, independence and freedom to drivers of all ages
  • Why decisions to limit or stop driving can result in strong emotions
  • Why it is important to understand and validate the emotions older drivers experience
  • How learning about older drivers' attitudes about driving can help us determine the right approach to take




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