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Warning Signs Someone May Need to Quit Driving

If you see these warning signs, it may be time to have the difficult conversation.

Certain things are universally dreaded: tax season, dieting—and telling aging relatives their driving skills have declined.

Aging doesn’t cause bad driving. However, many older adults are at higher risk of accidents because of medications, or medical conditions such as hearing problems, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis. An aging parent or grandparent may no longer be a safe driver if he or she:

If you believe it’s no longer safe for your parent or grandparent to drive, talk to a health care provider or rehabilitation center for guidance. They can counsel older drivers about their options and provide adaptive equipment and services.

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