14 Nov Putting Away the Keys
Nothing can turn a ‘zippidee-doo-dah’ day into a downer like blurry lanes and erratic driving. Keys act as a magic portal to independence and freedom, but as age progresses, the possibility for danger can increase. What are some warning signs we can watch?
Check out this list below:
- Feeling uncomfortable, nervous, or fearful while driving
- Dents and scrapes on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs etc.
- Difficulty staying in the lane of travel
- Getting lost
- Trouble paying attention to signals, road signs and pavement markings
- Slower response to unexpected situations
- Medical conditions or medications that may be affecting your ability to handle the car safely
- Frequent “close calls” (i.e. almost crashing)
- Trouble judging gaps in traffics at intersections and on highway entrance/exit ramps
- Other drivers honking at you and instances when you are angry at other drivers
- Friends or relatives not wanting to ride with you
- Difficulty seeing the sides of the road when looking straight ahead
- Easily distracted or having a hard time concentrating while driving.
- Difficulty turning around to check over your shoulder while backing up or changing lanes
- Frequent traffic tickets or warnings by traffic or law enforcement officers in the last year or two