HARRISONBURG, Va.-- A survey done for insurance company Liberty Mutual published in USA Today shows more than half of people aging parents are concerned about their driving. However, only 23 percent of them discuss this with them.
Virginia State Police First Sergeant Frank Pyanoe said the number of seniors involved in crashes has increased in the past years.
Pyanoe said some of the crashes are out of the ordinary, such as driving in the wrong way on the interstate.
He said it is important for people to have the discussion sooner rather than later with their parents.
"It can be done with respect and dignity, it just needs to point it out that they are becoming a danger to the motoring public, said Pyanoe.
He said children of aging parents should ride with them to determine their driving abilities.
There are some resources to help with the discussion www.aarp.org/weneedtotalk
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