There comes a time when some people should not drive anymore for safety reasons.
But, how do you persuade that person not to get behind the wheel when they insist on doing so?
When it comes to telling your elderly parents or friends that it may be time to ride shot-gun, tempers can flare and feelings can be hurt.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles says when you reach age 70, you have to re-test every five years to keep your drivers license. The DMV says passing a written test and eye exam is enough, no driving test is required.
If you think your mom or dad is a safety threat on the road, there are several ways to handle the sticky situation.
"It's very important for that individual to actually take their time and put themselves in their shoes in terms of what they are about to discuss with that senior. And, then provide options." says Lito Morillo with Kern County Aging and Adult Services.
Options like how they will get to the store, go to appointments, and to social functions.
Katie Morris and her siblings had to have the talk with their dad. She said it was hard, but they let him have a say in the matter.
"It was very difficult. He needed to know that he couldn't make those quick reactions out on the road like he thought he could. So we sat him down and talked with him, told him this is what needed to happen, and then we asked him to show us in an instance that he need to pull the brake very quickly and had him prove to us that he could or could not do that. He realized that it was going to be very difficult for him to do and made that decision on his own." she says.
You can also go to your local DMV office and privately tell them your loved one can no longer drive safely and they will re-test them without the tough confrontation.