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Knowing When it’s Time for a Parent to Stop Driving

Knowing When it’s Time for a Parent to Stop Driving


Posted on December 10, 2015 by Angela Weisser


Have you ever needed a car repair and found yourself at the mercy of a friend, taxi or subway? The ability to drive means freedom, and without it you have to rely on other, less convenient means of transportation.

Even temporary inconveniences like these remind us that being our own driver is a privilege, and for older adults who can no longer drive safely, losing this privilege can be difficult for them and for you. Mom or Dad may be reluctant to hand over the car keys, and you might worry about how they’ll get around in the future.

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