For the last few years, well before my diagnosis in 2015, I have been gradually limiting my driving. First it was freeways where I would have to make multiple lane changes or take an exit that was also an entrance(hate those). Then it was night driving, so while still working full time, was able to shift my hours to leave and be most of the way home before dark. Needless to say, snow and ice put me into a panic but I was able to work from home. Later, I avoided parking spots where I would have to back out without much room or where there were pedestrians. I got a backup camera and special mirrors, and since retiring nine months ago, have limited myself to very local destinations. My partner drives us everywhere else or I shop online. I am totally independent at this point although slow and get tired in the afternoons.
Still, I dread the the thought of having to give up driving altogether. I have noticed, however, that my female contemporaries, around 70, who do not have PD are also limiting their driving in similar fashion. Can anyone provide their experiences or that of others? How long after diagnosis can one safely drive?