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Talking About Driving Concerns

Family and friends play a large role in keeping older family members safe on the road, but it can be hard to start the conversation. The best time to start talking about it (brief video) is before there is a problem.

The following information and resources can be helpful in preparing for that discussion:
See Related and Additional Resources below for more.

For those holding an Oregon credential - a driver license, instruction permit, or identification card - emergency contact information can now be added to the DMV record for that individual. It is used only in the event the credential holder is killed, seriously injured, or unconscious and cannot speak with police officers. 

In an emergency, police officers will use this information to contact those listed with information about the individual’s location and condition. Add, update or remove emergency contact information online at DMV2U via the Access My DMV Profile button.

Talking About Aging and Driving