Too old to drive?

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 8, 2005

Driving is an important mark of independence for many seniors. But for some, the time comes when advancing age makes driving a risky business. We want to hear your thoughts on this.

- If you are older than 70 and enjoy driving, tell us why it's important to you and how you'll know when it's time to stop.

- If you are a senior who voluntarily stopped driving, tell us how you came to that decision. What has been the hardest adjustment and how are you coping now?

- We also want to hear from adult children or caregivers who have had to make a parent or loved one stop driving. How did you get them to give up the keys?

Send your responses to Seniority/Drive Time, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731 or e-mail features@sptimes.com put "Drive Time" on the subject line. Please include your name, age and daytime phone number (it will not be published). Please also indicate if you would agree to have your picture taken. Deadline: Friday.