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12 Warning Signs It's Time to Stop Driving

by Eric Butterman  

Dementia can reduce a variety of abilities that affect driving. Here are some signs it’s time for you or a family member to hand over your car keys:

  1. Trouble remembering routes to familiar places like the grocery store
  2. Getting lost while driving in a familiar area
  3. Taking longer on familiar trips
  4. Drifting in and out of lanes
  5. Unexplained car damage
  6. Stopping in the middle of the road or at green lights
  7. Inattention to speed
  8. Mistaking the gas pedal for the brake
  9. Frequent honking from other drivers
  10. Braking for no apparent reason
  11. Difficulty parking
  12. Frequent confusion, frustration, or anger while driving
This article first appeared in the March 2019 issue of UC Berkeley Health After 50.