My great aunt is a firecracker. She’s 91 and still driving, but she says she limits when and where she drives based on her own comfort level. How common is it for older drivers to do this?
The most frequently cited reasons for self-limiting driving among those age 55 and older include problems with eyesight, concern about being in a crash and simply having no reason to drive. If your aunt is like most seniors, she does a pretty good job of avoiding high-risk driving. For example, she might avoid highways, rush-hour traffic or driving at night.