2. Do you have control of your vehicle?
Loss of strength, coordination and flexibility can make it hard to control your vehicle.
Do you have trouble…
- Looking over your shoulder to change lanes?
- Moving your foot from the gas to the brake pedal?
- Turning the steering wheel?
- Walking less than a block a day?
- Going up or down stairs because you have pain in your knees, legs or ankles?
If you said “Yes” to any of these questions, you should…
- Check with your doctor about physical therapy, medicine, stretching exercises, or a walking or fitness program.
- Know that an automatic transmission, power steering and brakes, and other special equipment can make it easier for you to drive your vehicle and use the foot pedals.
- Reduce your driver’s side blind spot by moving your mirrors.
- Watch for flashing lights of emergency vehicles.
- Listen for sounds outside your vehicle.