I'm hearing "Taps" in the background.
Haha, I'm not dead yet!
How soon I have to give up my car keys is all going to depend on my eyesight!
The arthritis Don had in his hands kept him from being able to drive...I can tell my concentration and reaction time are starting to slow...so at this point I try to keep my driving localized. And direct with not a lot of turns and decisions having to be made. I don't drive the grandkids anymore, I'll have to say no even if it's an emergency situation. The best I could do is go pick them up in a cab.
My problem was/is my hands, I cannot grip the steering wheel well enough to dodge something, also my reaction time is not what it used to be. Most people can't tell, but I can.
The convertible! Awe how sad.
It was just sitting there and had to be moved to mow the yard. It's a going to a good cause.
Guess i'm lucky I still drive some but I know my time is coming if I live.
How's it going? I guess you are still mobile, try to stay that way, if you can. I have been thinking of you. )))Hugs(((
Guess I'm late to the farewell party. Not sure whether to be sad or happy for you and the car.
I hope they get a good price for her at auction. I enjoy PBS.
Well it was no used just siting there. So I guess it's best it's gone. Sad day though.
It bruises the ego to hang up the saddle.
I'm very glad you are sensible enough to know you can no longer drive safely. Far too many people continue driving and being a menace on the roads, only stopping when a bad accident happens. My MIL was the same, she gave up her licence at 80 when she felt her reactions were becoming too slow to be properly controlling a car.
I won't be popular when I admit I think another driver's road test should be required at 65 or 70 before licenses are renewed. I've known too many my age that have no business being behind the wheel. Some are afraid to admit it, afraid to give up that independence, but at what price?
gotta feel good to get some things cleared.
Yes, now for him to get rid of the Alfa!
I do think there is a time to give up driving or modify as in daytime only...whatever needs to happen. I agree with you about the road tests being mandated more frequently for senior citizens. I know a couple 90 year olds that are driving and probably shouldn't be...at least here in a city of 2.5 million with the traffic as it is.
When we lived at the other house the neighbor (on Alzheimer's medicine) Saw me coming on the road. He proceeded to wave at me wildly while crossing the yellow line and coming right at me! We narrowly missed a head-on collision. He was early 70s. He had an wreck the year before ... Yes, I would say that testing should be required. I'm not sure I would pass even if my hands cooperated.
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