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As We Age and Drive: Some Warning Signs

When is it time for your loved one to hang up the car keys? Usually, there are some clear warning signs that families don’t see or ignore. Not acknowledging these warning signs and taking action can result in tragedy for your loved one, and sometimes, for another unsuspecting driver or pedestrian. Here are some ways to assess someone whom may have some safe driving concerns and issues.

See Also: When Should You Take the Car Keys?

How do you approach a family member when age-related changes impact driving ability? How long should someone stay on the road?

Families nationwide are struggling with these sensitive issues. Suzanne LaFollette-Black, AARP-NC Associate State Director and a We Need to Talk/CARFIT national instructor on older driver safety, encourages families to talk openly with loved ones who about safe driving practices.

According to LaFollette-Black, these are top ten signs that it’s time to talk about limiting driving or handing over the keys:
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