The Elderly impaired…

I hate to say it, and I’m sorry if I offend anyone’s grandmother or grandfather….but old people shouldn’t drive.

There should be laws, restrictions, or requirements that force senior citizens to be re-evaluated for driving in every state, because it’s getting ridiculous.  I don’t care if they teenagers are considered a bigger risk to driving, or if people say they never drive…..but WHEN THEY DRIVE THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!!  Which then creates ACCIDENTS!!!!!!  Come the age of 75, their driving performance becomes partially impaired, and driving becomes a problem.  So why not just pass a law IN EVERY state, not just in fifteen of so, and have them EVALUATED!!??

I’m pretty furious right now as you can tell, and if you want to read more about it here are several links I looked at.  They are pretty legit:

http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Politics/5-06-16DrivingLaws.htm

http://www.caraccidentlawyerpros.com/AccidentCarElderlyStatistics.html

http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/west/2004/06/07/features/43222.htm

An excerpt from the last link talks about an example of ELDERLY driving:

Last summer an 87-year-old California man killed 10 pedestrians when he drove through an open-air market.

What credible reason could excuse this 87 -year-old for his actions?  The only reason I can think of … IS HE IS TOO OLD AND DOSEN’T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE ANYMORE!!!!! (Im sure there is more of a legitmate way of saying that, but that is the best I can do right now…)

I understand that we should respect our elders, but how can we when they cause so many car accidents, and sometimes they DENY that they did anything wrong!!  Don’t good drivers deserve respect too??  Age matters, but sometimes, everyone deserves the same respect.

joo.

Oh yea, and a STOP sign and a RED LIGHT means stop, not GO.  That’s called DRIVING 101.

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