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Senior Drivers 
15 
Warning 
Signs 
It's Time To Hide Mom Or Dad's Keys! 
Published by BoomersKnowHow.com
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
1 Impaired Vision 
Becomes Sensitive to Light 
Exhibits Poor Night Vision 
Complains of ...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
2 Impaired Hearing 
Does Not Hear Sirens 
Cannot Hear Honking 
Horns 
Difficulty Hearing...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
3 Slowed Reflexes 
Slow to Begin 
Turning Steering 
Wheel 
Slow Movement Between 
Gas an...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
4 Decreased Flexibility 
Difficulty Turning 
Neck to Check Blind 
Spots 
Hard to Look Ov...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
5 Chronic Pain 
Cannot Grip Steering 
Wheel Properly 
Uncomfortable to Lift Legs 
Arthri...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
6 Easily Confused 
Misses Traffic 
Signals 
Misinterprets Road Signs 
Confused by Lane 
...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
7 Loses Focus 
Drifting or Accidental 
Lane Chages 
Wonders Onto Shoulder 
Crosses Cente...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
8 Judging Distances 
Poor Judge of Gaps 
in Traffic When 
Merging and 
Changing Lanes 
F...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
9 Parking 
Difficulty Parking in 
Parking Stalls 
Difficulty Backing From 
Stalls 
Inapp...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
10 Lost 
Gets Lost in Familiar 
Locations 
Forgets Familiar Street 
Names and Addresses ...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
11 Small Mishaps 
Accumulating Dings 
on the Car Body 
Scrapes on the 
Garage Door and 
...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
12 Accidents 
Frequent Accidents 
Hitting Parked Cars 
Accident Caused by 
Confusing Bra...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
13 Road Rage 
Easily Loses Temper 
While Behind Wheel 
Causes Other Drivers 
to React De...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
14 Citations 
Frequent Moving 
Violations 
Warnings Issued 
Increased Insurance 
Premium...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
15 Medications 
Check Labels for 
Warnings About 
Drowsiness 
Dizziness 
Confusion 
Oper...
Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 
Action 
Take a Ride 
Take a ride with the senior driver in your family 
Look for the 15 ...
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Senior Drivers - 15 Warning Signs It's Time To Take The Keys

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Please view the Slide Deck to evaluate if it’s time to have a talk with the senior driver in your family.

Discussing giving up the keys can be a difficult topic. To many of us, driving represents freedom, and is a privilege we are reluctant to relinquish.

15 Warning Signs will help you evaluate the senior driver in your family, and the additional resources will help ease the transition out of the driver's seat.

Published by BoomersKnowHow.com, the online guide for baby boomers.

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Senior Drivers - 15 Warning Signs It's Time To Take The Keys

  1. 1. Senior Drivers 15 Warning Signs It's Time To Hide Mom Or Dad's Keys! Published by BoomersKnowHow.com
  2. 2. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 1 Impaired Vision Becomes Sensitive to Light Exhibits Poor Night Vision Complains of Blurred Vision Reduced Peripheral Vision Difficulty Reading Traffic Signs
  3. 3. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 2 Impaired Hearing Does Not Hear Sirens Cannot Hear Honking Horns Difficulty Hearing a Car Accelerate High Volume on Car Radio Must Turn Towards Sound to Hear
  4. 4. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 3 Slowed Reflexes Slow to Begin Turning Steering Wheel Slow Movement Between Gas and Brake Pedals Slow to Turn Head to Acknowledge Sound Begins to Drive Slower to Accommodate Slowed Reflexes
  5. 5. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 4 Decreased Flexibility Difficulty Turning Neck to Check Blind Spots Hard to Look Over Shoulder While Backing Labors to Get In and Out of Car Struggles With Seat Belt Cannot Steer Hand- Over-Hand Limited Range of Motion
  6. 6. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 5 Chronic Pain Cannot Grip Steering Wheel Properly Uncomfortable to Lift Legs Arthritic Hands Make it Difficult to Handle Small Controls Uncomfortable in Driver's Seat Painful to Depress Pedals P A I N
  7. 7. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 6 Easily Confused Misses Traffic Signals Misinterprets Road Signs Confused by Lane Markings Misses Turns Panics Quickly
  8. 8. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 7 Loses Focus Drifting or Accidental Lane Chages Wonders Onto Shoulder Crosses Center Line Sudden Acceleration Late to Apply Brakes F O C U S
  9. 9. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 8 Judging Distances Poor Judge of Gaps in Traffic When Merging and Changing Lanes Forced too Brake Hard at Stop Signs Misjudges Exit Ramp Speeds Does Not Allow Enough Room When Turning In Front of Oncoming Traffic
  10. 10. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 9 Parking Difficulty Parking in Parking Stalls Difficulty Backing From Stalls Inappropriate Speed Forgets Where Car is Parked Easily Frustrated or Confused
  11. 11. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 10 Lost Gets Lost in Familiar Locations Forgets Familiar Street Names and Addresses Often Makes the Same Wrong Turn Reluctant to Drive to Familiar Locations
  12. 12. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 11 Small Mishaps Accumulating Dings on the Car Body Scrapes on the Garage Door and Entry Damaged Mailboxes and Fences Damaged Landscaping
  13. 13. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 12 Accidents Frequent Accidents Hitting Parked Cars Accident Caused by Confusing Brake and Gas Pedals Too Many Near Misses
  14. 14. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 13 Road Rage Easily Loses Temper While Behind Wheel Causes Other Drivers to React Defensively Frequent Target of Responses From Other Drivers Frightens Passengers
  15. 15. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 14 Citations Frequent Moving Violations Warnings Issued Increased Insurance Premiums
  16. 16. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns 15 Medications Check Labels for Warnings About Drowsiness Dizziness Confusion Operating a Vehicle
  17. 17. Senior Drivers - 15 WarningSigns Action Take a Ride Take a ride with the senior driver in your family Look for the 15 Warning Signs Discuss your concerns Additional Resources Visit http://boomersknowhow.com/senior Access Self-Evaluation Quiz for Senior Drivers Guidelines for Talking to Mom and Dad
  18. 18. http://BoomersKnowHow.com The Baby Boomers Online Magazine

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