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Talking about staying safe on the roads in later years

Knowing when it’s time to stop driving

Collaborative Post Driving gives you independence and autonomy over your day-to-day life. However, at some point, you have to give up driving – whether it’s to old age or a health condition. There is no legal age in the UK for when you must give up driving. It is your responsibility to monitor your health […]

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How to decide when to stop driving

Collaborative Post It can be an incredibly sobering thought to realise you are not able to drive safely anymore, but it can also be quite a freeing realisation. Regardless of how long we’ve been behind the wheel, there comes a point in our lives when we all decide to give up driving as we get […]

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4 Important Car Buying Tips for Seniors

Collaborative Post As a senior, you might not think you have it in your budget to purchase a new or used vehicle. If you’ve already sorted out your finances for 2021, a car just might not seem feasible. But, if your current car is costing you more money in repairs than it’s worth or it […]

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How to talk to older people about their driving

Collaborative Post Talking to an older person about his or her driving can be difficult. You might think it’s time they stopped driving for safety reasons or would like them to at least have some refresher lessons or tests to ensure they’re fit to drive. If you’re concerned about the driving of an older close […]

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Safety tips for older drivers

Collaborative Post Many people wish to keep the independence of driving as they age. However, there are some considerations to be made. If you wish to continue driving as an elderly person, it’s a good idea to be aware of the risks and the safety precautions too. We all age differently, and our reaction times […]

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Is it time to hang up the car keys?

Giving up driving is one of the most significant milestones in an older person’s life. It’s not surprising that so many are reluctant but as children worried for their safety and that of others on the road we may need to use our persuasive powers. Jill hasn’t been to Zumba for a few weeks. She’s […]

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Choosing a car for the older driver

Throughout our lives our needs and desires change around what we want to drive. In this article Shân Hughes looks at choices for an easy, comfortable and economic drive for later years. There are many advantages to being a more mature driver. For starters, insurance is generally cheaper and the over-55s are generally involved in […]

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How to keep driving with renewed confidence

Take the Advanced Driving Test at 86? It’s a better option than hanging up the driving keys through lack of confidence as Shân Hughes, who’s a supporter of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, explains. As the population gets older people have to make some hard decisions about driving. The car is a symbol of ability, […]

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