Is It Time To Give Up Driving? (The second in a two-part blog)

We all age differently. For this reason, there is no way to say what age should be the upper limit for driving. So, how do you know if you should stop driving? To help you decide, ask:

very old car

If this reminds you of your teenage years,
you may be too old to drive

  • Do other drivers often honk at me?
  • Have I had some accidents, even “fender benders”?
  • Do I get lost, even on roads I know?
  • Do cars or people walking seem to appear out of nowhere?
  • Have family, friends, or my doctor said they are worried about my driving?

Am I driving less these days because I am not as sure about my driving as I used to be? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should think seriously about whether or not you are still a safe driver. If you answered no to all these questions, don’t forget to have your eyes and ears checked regularly. Talk to your doctor about any changes to your health that could affect your ability to drive safely.

When planning for retirement remember:  AAA estimates the average cost of owning and running a care is $6420 annually.  Rincon del Rio has community cars, trucks, and SUV’s that can be used on a check-out basis.  We also offer other kinds of transporation.

Where can I get more information?

AARP
601 E Street,
NW Washington, DC 20049
202-434-2277 1-800-424-3410
www.aarp.org/families/driver_safety

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
607 14th Street, NW Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
202-638-5944
www.seniordrivers.org

Carol

Carol

Carol Young is a resident of Auburn, CA in Nevada County one of the most beautiful places on earth.Along with her husband Jim and their children Mac and Aubree, the family partnership is developing an active-adult community with a working farm to provide farm-to-fork dining for the residents, 80% open space, and a genuine “sense of place”.They all agree that “Nature is our Niche” and want to build a community for people to live the best years of their lives with a renewed spirit of purpose.

If you have suggestions or questions for Rincon del Rio, please contact Carol: Carol@Rincondelrio.com
Carol