Outside the family, whom do older adults prefer to speak to about driving?

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

Persons other than spouses, adult children and doctors may influence driving decisions. Some older adults would be open to hearing from a close friend, a sibling, or an adult child’s spouse. Approximately 10 percent of older drivers living alone said they would choose a close friend to initiate the driving conversation. These preferences most likely reflect the quality of their relationships.

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