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How will the older person react to questions about his or her driving?

This answer is based on a publication and research conducted by The Hartford and MIT AgeLab:

Older drivers may express strong emotions when someone talks to them about their driving. Nearly one-fourth of older adults reported feeling sad or depressed as a result of the conversation. Less than 10 percent reported responding with anger. Older adults in poor health are more likely to have negative reactions. They may even agree with the assessment of their driving ability but feel depressed at the thought of relinquishing driving privileges.

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