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From AARP but i think this applies to All ages....

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Jul. 21st, 2006 | 09:02 pm

When to Stop Driving


Warning Signs

What are the warning signs when someone should begin to limit driving or stop altogether?
Feeling less comfortable and more nervous or fearful while driving.
Difficulty staying in the lane of travel
More frequent "close calls" (i.e. almost crashing).
More frequent dents, scrapes, on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs etc.
Trouble judging gaps in traffics at intersections and on highway entrance/exit ramps.
Other drivers honking at you more often; more instances when you are angry at other drivers.
Friends or relatives not wanting to drive with you.
Getting lost more often.
Difficulty seeing the sides of the road when looking straight ahead (i.e. cars or people seem to come "out of nowhere" more frequently).
Trouble paying attention to or violating signals, road signs and pavement markings.
Slower response to unexpected situations; trouble moving foot from gas to brake pedal or confusing the two pedals.
Easily distracted or hard to concentrate while driving.
Hard to turn around to check over shoulder while backing up or changing lanes.
Medical conditions or medications that may be increasingly affecting your ability to handle the car safely
More traffic tickets or "warnings" by traffic or law enforcement officers in the last year or two.

If you notice one or more of these warning signs you may want to have your driving assessed by a professional or attend a driver refresher class (see resources at the bottom of this page). You may also want to consult with your doctor if you are having unusual concentration or memory problems, or other physical symptoms that may be affecting your ability to drive.

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