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elderly driver

Not every elderly person is a poor driver. We have several examples in my family, between the ages of 81 and 91, who still drive, and do so very well. My own father (82) is a very safe driver, in spite of his own difficulty with walking due to hip pain. He had cataract surgery last year in order to clear up vision issues, and found this resulted in more confidence when driving. Mind you, the elderly members of my family DO NOT drive during inclement weather, try to avoid heavy traffic hours and routes, plan their itineraries to drive during daylight hours, maintain their vehicles impeccably, and no longer drive on lengthy highway trips. They are most grateful for the privilege to drive, are aware of the limiting time of good driving years left, and would give up their keys reluctantly but graciously.

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