Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

21. When should I stop driving?

It’s time to stop when your driving endangers you or other people on the road. Sometimes it’s obvious, like when you have a serious disease with symptoms that make driving unsafe. In other cases, it is not clear, like when you have dementia and your driving skills are declining very slowly, or you are not aware of changes as they occur. Note that, for someone with dementia, the issue is not whether the person will have to stop driving, but when.