What you can do to safely stay behind the wheel
At Cedar Village, you quickly learn that nothing is more frightening to many of our clients than a driving assessment. People show up anxious and leave exhausted. Many are afraid to take one. There is a false perception that if they fail, they will be reported or have their license confiscated on the spot.
For people concerned about whether they can still safely be on the road, there are lots of options short of handing over the keys. Consider driving during daylight hours only. Avoid going out in bad or threatening weather. Stay off highways where faster reaction times and more flexibility are essential to making safe lane changes.
Most importantly, face your fears and find out what’s really going on. You may discover that age is just a number—and not an impediment to driving. Having independent verification of that is confidence inspiring. Pulling out a passing grade might even reassure concerned loved ones. And if flexibility or muscle weakness is an issue, therapy might help you achieve significant improvement. Always put safety first and take a driving assessment to be sure. And if you are concerned about a loved one behind the wheel, a professional driving assessment may offer the peace of mind you want.