While old age does not necessarily mean that you should stop driving, there are vital signs to know when you should stop driving as it can pose a threat to your safety and the safety of other people on the road, both drivers and passengers. There are physical and cognitive reasons for that but you must take heed of these signs. At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, we provide insights on the signs to know when you should stop driving. Our team is also here to render any form of assistance, so find out more here!
Confusion of Traffic Signals
If you are highly susceptible to the confusion of traffic signals, it’s a strong sign to avoid driving. This is because the confusion with traffic signals might have to do with certain cognitive conditions, like Alzheimer’s disease where people forget the meaning of these traffic signs. This can be dangerous as you may accidentally mistake a red light for a sign to go and end up in a traffic accident. The converse is also true: if it’s a green light and you choose to pause, another car may hit your car, resulting in a car accident. This may pose a major safety hazard for yourself and those around you. Hence, if you discover that you are easily confused with traffic signals, it’s best to stop driving and allow someone to drive you around instead.
Another sign to know when you should stop driving is when you have a high tendency of getting lost. This is because you may be losing the sense of direction, which may hinder your ability to get from one place to another. This can be dangerous as you can end up driving miles away from your original destination and if you cannot ascertain where you are, it will be difficult for others to go to your aid too. You will be unable to call for help and make your way back in the event something happens. Hence, ensure that you know your way around, otherwise stop driving and find alternative ways of commuting instead.
Side-Swiping Other Cars
The last sign to know when to stop driving is when you start side-swiping another car. This is because it’s a potential sign that you are losing your spatial awareness. This may result in you not being aware of the people or cars around you, putting yourself and others at risk of a car accident.
Lead an Active Life at Conservatory At Keller Town Center
At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, residents can spend each day with exciting events and activities. We also offer movie nights and educational lectures, as well as religious services. In addition, our activities calendar changes each month, giving residents something exciting to do each day.
In addition to our exceptional activities, residents can stay active and healthy with the help of the Dimensions Health and Fitness program. With this program’s help, residents can enjoy comprehensive wellness services for all ages and skill levels.
To learn more about living in Conservatory At Keller Town Center, contact us and see what we have to offer you!