If your vision has significantly deteriorated, even with corrective lenses, and it affects your ability to read road signs, recognize pedestrians, or judge distances accurately, it may be time to stop driving.
If you find yourself reacting more slowly to unexpected situations on the road, such as braking or changing lanes, it can increase the risk of accidents and indicate a decline in driving abilities.
If you have experienced multiple near-misses or have been involved in accidents, regardless of fault, it may be a sign that your driving skills and judgment are compromised.
If you frequently find yourself getting lost, even in familiar areas, or have difficulty navigating and remembering directions, it can be a sign of cognitive decline that affects your driving abilities.
Driving requires the ability to multitask, such as observing road signs, checking mirrors, and reacting to other vehicles. If you struggle to concentrate or become easily overwhelmed while driving, it may be time to consider alternative transportation options.
If you experience heightened anxiety, fear, or nervousness while driving, it can impair your ability to make clear decisions and react appropriately, potentially compromising your safety and the safety of others.
Certain medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, or seizures, can significantly impact driving abilities. Additionally, some medications can cause drowsiness or impair cognitive functions necessary for safe driving.