Originally Posted by Kaneohegirlinaz
How do you know when it's time to no longer drive any motorized vehicles?
Where we live, here in the middle of the desert, we see many, many older snow-birds on the road who REALLY shouldn't be.
I am exceedingly grateful that my own Mother knew that when we all moved here to the 'mainland' that she should not attempt to drive here.
K, my daughter works for the Registry. The Registry here has set up a phone number that you can call to report someone you think shouldn't be on the road due to age. You don't have to leave your name. She told me that when that phone number first went into effect, it was inundated with calls from children of elderly folks who shouldn't be driving. Perhaps if you can get the license number and report it without leaving your name, it would protect your identity. I know our manager here has had to report at least three residents.
They were called in to be retested and none of them passed the eye exam. License denied.
I know you hate to take away their freedom. But it may just be the time for their children to step up and take over the driving needs of them. WE had one tenant that was driving 15 mph and most of the time it was up on the sidewalk. The manager called his children and they
took his keys away. They sold his car for him and put the money in his bank account. They tell you here in Mass. "Driving is a privilege, not a right."
One more thing the Registry did was make the license renewal every three years past 65 y.o. For others it is ten years.