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Elderly Driving Issues - Took Sometime for Mom to Give Up Her Keys
by: Kathy

I wish my situation had been as easy as one of the other poster’s.

My mom threw a fit when we told her that it wasn't safe for her to drive anymore. She cried, complaining about her loss of independence, and our lack of trust in her capabilities.

It took a while for us to convince her that it wasn't lack of trust, but our overwhelming concern for her safety as well as the safety of others on the road that precipitated such a decision.

Never forget that losing independence can hit some seniors especially hard.

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Elderly Driving Issues - Dad Gave Up His Keys to the Car and Driver's License
by: Dora

I was worried about this very thing after my 75-year-old father was involved in two fender-bender within six months.

It turns out that both of them were his fault, due to confusion and fogginess caused by his medications.

After the second fender-bender, my father knew it was time and relinquished his keys.

Within a week, he went down to the DMV to relinquish his driver license. It was one of the hardest things he'd ever done, but he knew it was the right thing to do.

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