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Conversations about driving ability

My mother’s 92 year old friend is having difficulty driving, but her children refuse to discuss the subject with her. My mother would like to broach the subject without risking her friendship or incurring the wrath of family. Any suggestions?

Beginning the conversation about driving abilities is never easy! Your mother should aim to remain objective, respectful, and empathetic. One way to remain objective is to suggest participating in a free CarFit check. These sessions work on ensuring that the car is properly set up to best fit its driver, and it will open the door for your mother (or someone else) to engage in a meaningful conversation about safe driving.

Check out our website for additional tips about engaging in these difficult conversations.

Category: conversations with family, mental and physical health, older driver safety, operation and maintenance

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