Maneuver Your Way Round Elderly Parent Driving

Have a successful senior driving talk to determine the next step.

A common worry for adults is if their elderly parent is fit and capable of carrying on driving. This time typically follows coming to terms with your teenage child being behind the wheel!

While there is no set age to become concerned with your parents’ driving, you can follow these tips to ensure a successful talk about whether they should give up their keys.

  • Observe and document your parent’ driving habits. To know what’s really going on, you need to get in the car with your parents. Observe if they miss stop signs, mistake the gas pedal for the brake, or have difficulty checking their blind spot before merging. Make a note of these mistakes when you are out of the car.
  • Suggest a class. Rather than give up driving entirely, elderly may benefit from a tune-up of their driving skills from an online class or driving course. Some insurance companies provide an auto insurance discount for classes too!
  • Offer alternatives. Driving is often a symbol of freedom and self-reliance! As they may feel trapped and isolated, be ready for a response of support and other options. Emphasize the positives of public transport, driving with family members, and getting lifts from friends.
  • Keep it conversational. Unless they have a near-miss with a pedestrian collision or another serious accident, do not opt for a dramatic intervention. Try to evolve the idea over time and always ask for their insight so that they do not feel controlled.

Ensure that your elderly parent enjoys their golden years! Knowing that they are safe behind the wheel allows you to enjoy those years too! For all of your insurance in Brookfield, WI, contact Risk Management LLC for an auto insurance policy suitable for your elderly parent!

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