Health Tip: Should You Still Be Driving?
Older people need to evaluate their skills, experts say
(HealthDay News) -- Problems that frequently affect older people -- such as changes in vision, arthritis or problems with memory -- should lead some seniors to conclude that they can no longer drive safely.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says if you or loved ones have noticed a lapse in your driving skills, you should consider:
- Restricting driving only to certain times, such as during daylight hours.
- Working with an occupational or physical therapist.
- Adding devices to your car that can help you drive more safely, such as wider mirrors.
- Quitting driving altogether, and relying on friends, family or public transportation for rides.