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As we age, our physical and mental abilities change, and some of those changes – including our vision, hearing and ability to react quickly – can affect our driving.
These changes generally happen very slowly, so it’s important to evaluate these changes early and often to ensure we understand how our ability to drive is being affected, and then take steps to ensure we can continue to drive safely.