Bringing up the subject of limiting or completely ceasing driving can be a very difficult conversation to have with a senior loved one; however, it is something that needs to be done, especially if you see some of the signs that they need to turn in their keys. If you are concerned about your elderly loved one’s driving capabilities, speak with them as soon as possible – for their sake as well as the sake of everyone else on the Pennsylvania roadways.
There are many events that could trigger your suspicion that your loved one should no longer be operating a motor vehicle, including:
- Traffic accidents or close calls
- An increased number of scrapes or dents in the vehicle
- Decreased confidence when driving
- Inattention, agitation or irritation when driving
- Easily distracted when driving
- Inability to park properly
- Failure to notice or obey traffic signs and signals
- Driving too slowly or riding the brakes
- Failure to maintain lane
Even if you don’t notice many of these signs, always trust your instincts and judgment. By speaking up, you may save your loved one or an innocent victim from suffering from serious injuries in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car crash.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a PA or NJ auto accident, do not hesitate to contact our office. Contact Cordisco & Saile at 1-215-642-2335 to schedule a free injury consultation with a Bucks County injury attorney today.