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How can an older driver find out if he or she is a safe driver?

Unfortunately, there is not a single, simple test to determine if someone is a safe driver. Annual physical examinations are important to assess for any medical issues or constellation of issues that may affect driving safety. Report any potential concerns to your doctor so that you can be assessed and, if possible, treated to ensure necessary adjustments are made. While a doctor may be obligated to report concerns about a person’s ability to drive safely, it is ultimately the licensing authority, typically the local Department of Motor Vehicles, that determines whether a person can continue driving.

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