Driving Retirement

Having the Conversation

Generally, older drivers tend to be fairly safe, and often make smart decisions about where and when they drive — commonly known as “self-regulation.” Age isn’t the only thing to determine if a driver is safe on the road or that they should limit or stop driving, or “retire” from driving. Often, a driver’s unsafe behaviors can be attributed to underlying health issues. “Driving involves the complex intersection of physical health and cognitive abilities, as well as skills and knowledge of the road.” -The Hartford & MIT AgeLab

How do you know when it’s time for your loved one to limit or stop driving?

AARP offers a free online seminar called We Need to Talk that will help you to assess your loved one’s driving skills. The seminar will also help you begin the conversation about driving retirement. And since it’s online, you can set your own pace.

AARP four-part seminar

(En español)