Fact Sheet – Driving and Older Adults

Fact Sheet – Driving and Older Adults

Older adults should be able to continue driving as long as they can safely do so. For most adults, driving is a symbol of independence. Driving allows us to run necessary errands, and it connects us to family, friends, and social activities. Unfortunately, as people...
How Do I Get My Loved One to Stop Driving?

How Do I Get My Loved One to Stop Driving?

Caregivers are put in a difficult situation when they feel their loved one is no longer safe to operate a vehicle, yet the older adults insist they are fine. This loss of independence can be devastating to many. How do you insist that your aging loved one stop driving...
Talking about Driving with An Older Driver

Talking about Driving with An Older Driver

Talking with an older person about their driving is often difficult. Most of us delay that talk until the person’s driving has become what we believe to be dangerous. At that point, conversations can be tense and awkward for everyone involved. But there are things you...
How old is too old to drive?

How old is too old to drive?

Did you know drivers aged 70+ have higher crash death rates per mile driven than middle-aged drivers (aged 35-54)? It’s true – people age 70 and older are more likely to crash than any other age group besides drivers age 25 and younger. Higher crash death...