Time you thought about hanging up the keys?

Older drivers: NSW resources to help work out if you should stop driving

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DECISIONS: Is it time for you to decide whether to continue driving, modify your driving, or hang up the keys?

DECISIONS: Is it time for you to decide whether to continue driving, modify your driving, or hang up the keys?

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Stopping driving is a big decision. Resources have been made to help you work out what you should do.

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Is it time for you to decide whether to continue driving, modify your driving, or hang up the keys?

A new resource released by the NSW government and the University of Wollongong takes older drivers through five steps to assist in the big decision.

"Some 20 per cent of all driver licences in NSW are held by people aged between 60 and 74," said Seniors Minister Mark Coure.

"I know how important driving is for every one of them - to have this licence for their independence, especially when it comes to running errands, attending appointments or even meeting friends.

"This aid will greatly assist them in navigating from one stage of life to another, where their driving needs and skills change."

The guide was developed following consultation with expert advisory groups, including older drivers, medical practitioners, family members of older drivers and road safety officers.

It recognises that navigating conversations about driving can often be complex and emotive, and provides a simple process for drivers, their families and carers to start a dialogue and make decisions for their individual situations.

The guide takes you through your current situation, including the chance to break down the costs involved in owning and running a car, medical conditions and weighing up your options.

Click here for more information.

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