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Seniors and Driving: The Emotional Element

The idea of giving up driving completely sparks a range of emotions in senior drivers – everything from anger, to anxiety and loneliness. The emotions current drivers most often feel when asked to think about giving up driving are frustration, helplessness and depression.

Listen closely to the senior’s fears and apprehensions about giving up driving. You’ll need to understand these concerns to be able to develop a plan with which he or she feels comfortable.