September 30, 2020 Elder Law

Psychological Issues and the Older Driver

The first step is to recognize the problem.

By Carolyn Rosenblatt

This article is a reprint from May 2020 Ingham County Bar Association Briefs magazine.

We have all seen news reports of elderly drivers crashing through plate glass windows or driving off the road when they had confused the gas pedal with the brake. Some of these incidents end tragically with those involved being injured or killed. Elder drivers are a serious problem, not just because of their age, but because of the issue many have with being unable or unwilling to stop driving for emotional reasons.

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