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More importantly, Phil has a 90 year old father who insists on continuing to drive, no matter how many newspaper clippings about geezers who wiped out a family I put on his breakfast plate. Any hints for me about how you sold this?

My own father drove until he was 91, and though he scared me silly on a few occasions (to the point where I just wouldn't ride with him any more) he never did have an accident. Eventually he figured it out for himself, stopped driving, and sold car. We were probably lucky. On the other hand, my father-in-law continued to drive up until about 6 months ago, even though he has been legally blind for the last several years. Ok, he drove slowly, in a fairly rural area, and mother-in-law rode shotgun, watching out for lights, traffic, dogs, pedestrians, etc. She didn't see too well either, but between them they seemed to manage ok. Still...

Anyway, one of the kids queried the eye doctor as to whether or not the old guy should be driving. Doc said absolutely not, and tipped the authorities, who then requested that license be surrendered. Father-in-law was not angry about this, as might be expected. Indeed, I think he was kind of relieved that he didn't have to drive any more, and the decision had been made by someone else.

Bottom line - if father is really a hazard to himself or others (eyesight, slow reaction times, erratic driving, whatever) you might broach the subject with his doctor. Can't hurt.
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