Elderly drink drivers

elderly driver Elderly drink drivers

You have an awkward dilemma.

You know someone elderly is drinking and driving, what do you do ?

If you report them and they loose their licence they also loose independence.

If you don’t report them, they stand the risk of having an accident


Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference


  1. Many thanks for your comment Jo. I agree entirely with you. Don’t forget they may also have taken a cocktail of prescription medications that morning also. I am the biggest advocate for keeping the elderly independent but they need to be safe – for themselves and others. I also feel the same law needs to be applied to mobility scooter users who drive on the roads.

  2. Drink driver is a drink driver. Age doesn’t matter! Drink drivers are fatal on the road, they cause accidents, they kill people. I always believed in one saying: if you cannot live with the consequences of your actions, don’t do it! If an elderly drink driver looses independence, it is by their choice. Drink drivers belong in jail!

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