Conversation Success When Talking to Your Aging Parent Driver
As we age, we lose the ability to focus on several simultaneous factors. Our comprehension skills begin to take a turn for the worse. When it comes to driving, the older generation can struggle to keep up with cautious driving, pedestrians, and other vehicles.
Many adults go through the turmoil of finding out that their parent is no longer quite the driver that they once were. If you are starting to notice unexplained dents on their car or difficulties making driving judgments, it may be time to talk to your parent about giving up their keys in their golden years.
Utilize these tips to have a successful (no yelling allowed!) conversation:
• Observe your elderly parent’s driving to see if they miss stop signs, are unaware of pedestrians, or have trouble checking their blind spot before merging. Make a mental note of mistakes.
• If their driving is not up to scratch but is not dangerous, consider suggesting a driver’s class to tune-up their skills.
• Be aware that you are asking them to surrender their keys and their freedom. Be ready to offer alternatives such a family lifts or scheduling rides with friends.
• Talk up public transport (if you can…)
• Keep it conversational and not confrontational!
Until your elderly driver decides to surrender their keys, acquire the peace of mind that they are protected. At Accurate Insurance Inc., we understand that safety is vital and the protection of finances is imperative. Let us pair you with an auto insurance policy tailored for your (or your parents’) needs and budget. Contact us today in Spokane, Washington!