Ageing does not mean that you will have to stop driving
If you're used to getting around independently, the idea of being without a driver's licence or car is an awful thought. While many people stay well enough all their lives to drive, it's easier for yourself and your family if you think about being without a licence early in case it does become an issue.
It may help to talk with others about the challenges associated with ageing and the impact it will have on your driving. Friends and family may have ideas about arrangements you can make or how they can help.
Thinking about your options
It is important to think about the options available to you. For example, if you decide not to drive, keeping your car so others can drive you in it might be an option.
Are you thinking about moving to another house or to a retirement village? If so, consider these factors:
Be sure to ask friends and family about whether they would like to share the driving. They might also have ideas about other transport options.
Does your spouse or partner have their drivers licence? Would they be able to do all the driving? By sharing the driving now, both of you can retain your skills and confidence for as long as possible.