The elderly driver: deciding when to stop.

  title={The elderly driver: deciding when to stop.},
  author={Diane Persson},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={33 1},
This study examines the decision of people (N = 56) living in retirement communities to quit driving, and the role of their physician and family in making this decision. Most of the elderly stopped driving when a threshold was reached after an accumulation of compensatory behaviors. Few stopped because of their doctor's advice, although all felt a physician was in the best position to evaluate driving, and family involvement received limited support.