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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Alternatives to Taking Away the Keys

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In the United States, around 35 million licensed drivers are over the age of 65.  Instead of taking away the car keys when your loved ones get older, consider testing their skills first.

The easiest way to conduct an initial check is to have them take an online screening assessment, such as the questionnaires provided by AAA and AARP.  If this raises a red flag, you might then consider an on-the-road driving assessment offered by rehabilitation centers.  If a specific problem is identified, try to fix it with a driving rehabilitation specialist.

See Alina Tugend, An Alternative to Giving Up the Car Keys, The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2013.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.

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