Taking the Keys

There came a time when Mom’s memory loss and other cognitive impairments started to

affect her driving.  She began getting lost too many times while driving, her poor response time and overall skills were at the point where she could very easily hurt or kill herself and/or others.  It became blatantly clear that she just should not be on the road anymore.  There were a lot of white knuckle days for this kid.  A lot.

When my concerns about her driving and driving skills first came to light, I put an umbrella policy in place to further protect her estate should something happen.  But when enough was enough, I enlisted help from her neurologist who, in turn, wrote a letter to DMV requesting that her driving privileges be withdrawn.

In the meantime, I either drove Mom, or I asked her friends