The Oroville Mercury Register ran an interesting article today. The PBS stations in Northern California (check local listings in other areas) are running a show called the Golden Road. It provides tips for older drivers.
From 21st Century Insurance and the CHP, here is a list of questions older drivers should ask themselves:
Have you come to dread the idea of driving during bad weather or at night?
Do you find left-hand turns and busy intersections more difficult to navigate?
Have you noticed a change in the way other drivers behave? Do they drive too fast and tailgate, and have they become more hostile?
Is parking more difficult? Have you stopped trying to parallel-park?
Do cars sometimes seem to appear from nowhere? Have your near-misses increased?
Do you forget your route? Do you pass roads and intersections where you meant to turn?
Older driver safety is an important issue. Its a difficult decision to limit or take away someones driving privileges. Hopefully, this show will help some families make that difficult decision.