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The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?


(The New York Times) 97-year-old Prince Philip was recently involved in a crash on a rural road north of London. The prince was unharmed while two others in an oncoming vehicle suffered scrapes and a broken wrist. While authorities are unsure of the exact cause of the crash or who is to blame, the incident has prompted renewed discussion regarding elderly drivers and if/when they should prepare to surrender their right to operate a motor vehicle.There are many issues, both legal and emotional, that make this a difficult conversation to have with an elderly loved one. Here are a selection of articles from the New York Times to help you gather information and formulate a plan of action.

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