May 31, 2012 0
As we age, there are a number of factors that can threaten our ability to continue driving. Certain health conditions, medication, and cognitive impairments can cause driving to become dangerous for older adults. Still, losing the ability to drive means a loss of independence and increased difficulty providing for everyday necessities. It’s also not always easy to identify at what point a loved one is no longer able to be safe behind the wheel. There are, however, resources available at AAA’s website that offer help for older drivers as well as family and friends hoping to help with the transition. The provided tips and tools, not only assess skills and evaluate weaknesses, but also help to better understand warning signs, transportation alternatives, and ways to improve the performance of older drivers that are still on the road. More here.