Signs That You Should Stop Driving
Consider limiting or stopping driving if you are noticing one or more of the following:
- Frequent "close calls" -- almost crashing
- Dents and scrapes on the car, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs, etc.
- Getting lost, especially in familiar locations
- Having trouble seeing signs. traffic signals, and pavement markings
- Responding more slowly to unexpected situations, or having trouble moving your foot from the gas to the brake pedal; confusing the brake and gas pedals
- Not being able to judge distances such as gaps in traffic at intersections and on highway entrance and exit ramps
- Increased agitation or anger, using the horn frequently, or other drivers are honking at you
- Being distracted or difficulty with concentrating while driving
- Pain or difficulty turning your head around to check behind you while backing up or changing lanes
- Getting traffic tickets or "warnings" from police
Consider taking a driver-improvement course,
Talk to a doctor about your concerns and ask for help determining the cause.