Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are older drivers safe drivers?
  2. What are some common mistakes of older drivers?
  3. Do older drivers get into a lot of car crashes?
  4. I’m 82 and still driving. Is that OK?
  5. How can I be sure I see well enough to drive safely?
  6. How can I be sure I hear well enough to drive safely?
  7. My doctor just told me I have a cataract in my right eye. Is it still safe for me to drive?
  8. I just got a diagnosis of early–stage Alzheimer’s disease. Can I keep driving?
  9. Lately, I just feel like I’m slowing down and not always paying attention when I should be. What can I do to keep safe while driving?
  10. The label on my medicine bottle says, “Do not use while operating heavy machinery.” Does that mean I can’t drive?
  11. Driving at night makes me nervous. What can I do? I don’t want to give up going out at night.
  12. My car is 9 years old. Is it still safe?
  13. Can the state take away my driver’s license?
  14. Last week I ran a red light and got a ticket. Does that mean I’m a bad driver?
  15. How do I know if my driving skills have declined?
  16. How can I test my driving skills?
  17. What is a driver rehabilitation specialist?
  18. My daughter told me I should stop driving, but I disagree. Who’s right?
  19. When should I stop driving?
  20. If I stop driving, how am I going to get places?
  21. I live on a fixed income, so I don’t have a lot of money to spend on transportation. What are some low-cost options?
  22. How can I find out about transportation services in my community?

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