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Should I give up driving?

twins2708twins2708 Member Posts: 5 Listener
I had a collision in my car yesterday , not entirely my fault but that one now makes 3 accidents in 3 years (first 2 were not my fault) I am wondering if i should give up driving ?. On the one hand I am now very nervous of driving but on the other if i cant drive then i cant go see my dad who has dementia and is bed bound or get to drs appointments because i am very unsteady on my feet and would probably fall on buses an d I cannot walk far. So anyone got some advice for me because my car is my life line but i really dont know if I can drive again? 

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @twins2708

    How are you?

    I am sorry to hear about the accidents you've had, I can understand why you would feel nervous to drive. You may be interested in looking into a Taxicard to give you a break from driving, and see how you get on from there. :)


  • MarkmywordsMarkmywords Member Posts: 418 Pioneering
    Get checked by a driving instructor. That will remove any doubt.
    Even if the worst came to the worst then not running a car would fund a lot of taxi rides. Also there might be a community transport option.
  • twins2708twins2708 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I have a mobility car an d have to keep it until the end of 2 years ?
  • twins2708twins2708 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi @twins2708

    How are you?

    I am sorry to hear about the accidents you've had, I can understand why you would feel nervous to drive. You may be interested in looking into a Taxicard to give you a break from driving, and see how you get on from there. :)

    Hi Antonia , we don't have taxicard in my 

  • twins2708twins2708 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    twins2708 said:
    Hi @twins2708

    How are you?

    I am sorry to hear about the accidents you've had, I can understand why you would feel nervous to drive. You may be interested in looking into a Taxicard to give you a break from driving, and see how you get on from there. :)

    Hi Antonia , we don't have taxicard in my area 


  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @twins2708

    Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully more of our members will be able to advise you further with this.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,604 Disability Gamechanger
    twins2708 said:
    I have a mobility car an d have to keep it until the end of 2 years ?
    You should speak to your GP about your fitness to drive. It's not really a question anyone can answer on an internet forum.

    No, you don't have to keep your car till the end of the lease. Contact motability and they'll advise you how to return it.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,138 Disability Gamechanger
    As I am still driving I shall consult with a driving instructor when the time comes on my abilities to continue driving. Talking with your doctor may be helpful but he won’t be sitting in the car watching you drive so have a driving lesson with a local school of motorists explaining why you need require a lesson to avaluate your driving skills .
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