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Still driving regularly? 1 year 3 months ago #3681465

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Many of us still driving on an almost daily basis? I've just started noticing an occasional uncomfortable moment behind the wheel. Nothing earth-shattering but just a feeling.

I drive locally as I always have and have made a couple of longer trips (200 miles to the cottage in Maine and a round-tripper to our daughter's home - 70 miles +/-). Keeping with the flow on the expressways is not a problem but in strange areas, I don't seem to react as quickly with unexpected turns, etc..

Bought a new (to us) car recently and I realize that I'm also slower to adjust to new gauges and switches. No real problems so far but just a bit less comfortable than I've been throughout my driving years. I'm 87 at present and hope to keep driving for a few more years.

Anyone else share my "discomforts"?

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 3 months ago #3681626

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DaveA wrote: Many of us still driving on an almost daily basis? I've just started noticing an occasional uncomfortable moment behind the wheel. Nothing earth-shattering but just a feeling.

I drive locally as I always have and have made a couple of longer trips (200 miles to the cottage in Maine and a round-tripper to our daughter's home - 70 miles +/-). Keeping with the flow on the expressways is not a problem but in strange areas, I don't seem to react as quickly with unexpected turns, etc..

Bought a new (to us) car recently and I realize that I'm also slower to adjust to new gauges and switches. No real problems so far but just a bit less comfortable than I've been throughout my driving years. I'm 87 at present and hope to keep driving for a few more years.

Anyone else share my "discomforts"?







As long as you feel safe and comfortable driving,good luck to you

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 2 months ago #3682522

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Yes, I do. My friend who is 81 drives to see me and it is 130 miles one way. He enjoys going the back roads and different routes. I enjoy getting lost and then finding my way back home.

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 2 months ago #3683583

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As Im a bad sleeper, Ive given up driving....
my late father fell asleep at the wheel, and had a head-on crash,
leaving my mother disabled....
IMO, if you are reacting slower at the wheel, give it up...
better safe, than sorry....
ps. I am under 80 !!
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Still driving regularly? 1 year 2 months ago #3683636

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My mother was still driving at 89, short distances. We finally took her license at 90. It was the expense she could no longer afford for so little driving. Just made sense to her.

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 1 month ago #3702500

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Unfortunately I had a bad accident with my left arm so unable to drive again but so miss it

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 1 month ago #3703247

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I'm over 80 and still drive every day. Recently got caught in a mobile speed trap, so 3 points and £100 for my sins. First blemish in over 60 years of driving , every type of vehicle, Trucks, Diggers motor cycles and sidecars, so better watch my step. and at one time a police instructor (motor cycles). I would be lost if my licence was taken, a bit too ancient to ride a bicycle nowadays. Perhaps a pony?

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 1 month ago #3703254

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geeljay wrote: I'm over 80 and still drive every day. Recently got caught in a mobile speed trap, so 3 points and £100 for my sins. First blemish in over 60 years of driving , every type of vehicle, Trucks, Diggers motor cycles and sidecars, so better watch my step. and at one time a police instructor (motor cycles). I would be lost if my licence was taken, a bit too ancient to ride a bicycle nowadays. Perhaps a pony?


We’re you not offered a speed awareness course instead of points and a fine?

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 1 month ago #3704203

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Not so far. I would opt for that, if given the choice.

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Still driving regularly? 1 year 1 month ago #3704257

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geeljay wrote: Not so far. I would opt for that, if given the choice.


You would have been offered a choice when you received your notification of the offence which you have to fill in and return with you chosen option.

There are options you can choose,…Court, take the fine and points or elect to take the Speed awareness course which you have to pay for but you won’t get any points.

But……it will depend on how far over the limit you were driving.

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