There is no question automobiles give us incredible freedom. Having the ability to go to the store, doctor, or out to eat brings joy to all of us. As we age, it is normal for our driving abilities to change. Few people like the idea of depending on others or relying on public transportation. However, when age diminishes the ability of seniors to drive, endangering themselves and others, it is time to start making hard decisions.
Auto Insurance And The Senor Driver
Auto insurance companies understand this problem; accident rates increase for people over the age of 65. As our baby boomers move into retirement there will be more senior citizens on the road. The decision to know when to stop driving can be a wrenching one for all family members.
Signs It Is Time To Hide The Keys
- Slow responses
- Lots of dents on the car
- Increase in accidents in a short period of time
- Driving angry
- Difficulty turning to see when backing up
- Riding the brake
- Easily distracted while driving
- Incorrect signaling
- Failure to notice traffic signs
- Difficulty maintaining lane position
We recommend that you drive with the seniors in your life from time to time to see how they respond in different driving situations. Start a discussion early about driving safety and even provide resources to read. Their safety and the safety of others should come first.