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Doctor’s warning may prompt some to give up driving
- By: Howard E. LeWine, MD,
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This is also the season where most drivers get into fender benders with their garages, resulting in a completely broken garage door. It is understandable that people rarely look for blind spots while pulling out of their driveway.
After doctor reported in regards to stop driving to many individuals who are not suitable for driving a miracle change notice in the roads of America where accidents and fatal crashes are found 45% less.
Really these acts are helps more to save their lives might be it is funny but definitely insufficient knowledge on driving can brings severe damages.
Driving is absolutely a privilege. For many people the thought of them giving up their freedom of local travel is unimaginable. One should consider not only their health but the lives of the public if they feel their driving abilities are even slightly compromised.
how much time should I wait to drive if I am recovering from lower back surgery?
I also would like in my country, when drive fast what mentality work?
I had stiffness in my shoulder which always made driving difficult for me and escaped accidents many times. But my physical therapy assistant adviced me a set of exercises and now I don’t face any problem
I’d say driving is not just a privilege but it also has a large amount of social responsibility on top of the driver’s shoulders…Every driver should have this in mind.
Now, this is interesting, in my country, nobody was asked doctors opinions to get a driving license
Aug. 29, 2012, senior driver Preston Carter, 100, drove his car onto a sidewalk and plowed into a group of parents and children outside an elementary school. Nine children and two adults were injured in the wreck.
This is only going to get worse. More baby boomers are entering the senior world every day. There is no upper age limit for driving a car in California. At the end of last year, 71,111 people 90 or older were licensed to drive in the state.
Two years ago while on vacation we were in Utah visiting the parks. We had just eaten at a restaurant in bryce canyon and came across a horrible accident caused from the driver having a stroke while driving. There were 3 fatalities in the car. It could have been much worse.
Share with your doctor any concerns you have about driving
Your doctor may be able to help you with some physical problems that may affect your driving
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