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Retirees, When Are You Giving Up Driving? ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ต

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I'm not, they gonna have to make me stop,,,LOL


I am currently 64 this year.  I know my mom had dementia and we had to hide her car keys so that she would no longer drive but we kept her car for her until she passed away because it always seem to comfort her that she could look out the window and see that her car was still there.  I drive very little since retirement.  I have only put 7,000 miles on my car that I purchased brand new. in 2012.  I think when it gets to point that I am behind the wheel and start not knowing exactly where I am - that will be a sign to me that I need to give up the keys. 

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๐Ÿ’ฅFriday - July 2, 2021๐Ÿ’ฅ


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I don't drive much now.  My car is older than yours, @Anonymous now - 2001 Honda Accord EX, purchased it new in 2001 and now has 130,000 miles.

Guess I will stop driving when and if I become a safety hazard or I can no longer find my keys or maybe the actual car.  So far, so good.  I go a few places and all those places only allows me to do right hand turns; that way hopefully, I won't slow down anybody else by me trying to turn left.

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I love driving so it will be a bummer when I have to do so. Sixty five and still drive a motorcycle too. My dad is 90 and still driving, though mostly during the day and around town. He doesn't like to drive new places far away, which is probably a good idea.

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๐Ÿ’ฅApril 27, 2021๐Ÿ’ฅ


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They will have to pry my cold dead hands off my Mazda hatchback's stick shift. LOL

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@DeahWA Hooray for stick shifts! I miss mine, I gave that up when I realized that wife was not going to be able to drive that in the event of a road emergency (eg: I become ill while driving in the boonies, she wouldn't be able to drive stick).

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๐Ÿ’ฅApril 18, 2021๐Ÿ’ฅ


Me, would like to do it NOW at age 63, but luv seeing my old lady (2006 Hyundai Elantra) parked out front = my ESCAPE from my upstairs neighbors from HELL/lol. Once I find a Tiny Cottage to rent in Salem, Virginia, I will probably turn my keys in when she dies of old age. Driving STRESSES me out here. Folks riding your BUMPER. Over the years (started driving at age 18 in St. Louis, Missouri - Honda Civic Hatchback), I have been REAR ENDED and not my fault. No speeding tickets. Lol, got pulled over and WARNED as soon as I drove the car off the lot. That SCARED me enough. Grateful cop knew it was an innocent mistake.

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St Louis??!! Me too!! @Anonymous 

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Being 63 this year myself I feel I have many more good years to go. At least until my wife tells me to stop.

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๐Ÿ’ฅApril 18, 2021๐Ÿ’ฅ


Hi @postman29 lol, yes, she wants to make sure you stick around. Thanks for stoppibg by to join our discussion ๐Ÿ™‚

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