Boomers worry about parents

Published Oct 18, 2013 at 05:00AM

Baby boomers are worried about their parents’ driving but afraid to do anything about it.

According to a recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance, 55 percent of baby boomers are concerned about their parents’ ability to drive. The survey found:

• 41 percent of this generation’s members are worried about their parents’ eyesight.

• 38 percent are worried their parents drive too slow.

• 30 percent are worried their parents have poor hearing.

• 25 percent are worried their parents might be distracted when they drive.

But while the study found boomers had these concerns about their parents’ driving, it also found 77 percent of them had avoided talking with their parents about their concerns for fear it may result in a negative outcome. The study found:

• 46 percent of boomers thought their parents’ feelings would be hurt by this conversation.

• 31 percent thought their parents would voice concerns about finding another way to get around.

• 23 percent thought their parents would be determined to keep driving regardless of their concerns.