Elderly driving: How to talk to your loved ones about handing over the keys – CBS News

The often-touchy subject of when older drivers should hand over their keys became an international conversation last month when Britain’s 97-year-old Prince Philip caused a wreck while behind the wheel. He gave up driving for good – not an easy thing to do for many elderly people who see it as a symbol of independence. More than 41 million drivers over the age of 65 are on the roads today and crash injuries sent more than 290,000 older adults to the emergency room in 2016 but a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine argues “retirement from driving ...

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