Getting your parents to give up their drivers license
My Mother is a terror on the road. She has lapses of judgement, gets lost, and is a nervous wreck when driving. We had the "talk" with her about not driving anymore, it was not safe ect. ect. She agreed with us and then promptly forgot and continued to drive. Our next move was to report her to the DMV so they would give her a driving test - she is 89 - and we knew that she would not go thru with a test. Unfortunately the DMV has still not gotten back to us and it has been over a month. I am getting furious with her since I live in her home and am always ready to take her wherever she needs to go. What do we do with our elders who refuse to give up a lethal weapon that they are no longer qualified to operate??? The DMV needs to start testing people regularly over 70 and pulling their licenses. Now the family members are just left to be the "bad guys" who took away our parents freedom.