100 year old driver runs over 11 people - No arrest

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    Brakes failed my butt. Even if true, he could have turned off the engine or shifted in neutral. But no arrest!!!

     
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    all drivers should have to be tested at every liscence renewal after age 60.
     
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    The brakes didn't fail, he pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes, obviously. The older you get, the slower your responses. Old people - over the age of 80 - should not have a license. They are dangerous drivers, IMO.
     
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    What if they did arrest him?

    The headline would be "COPS HANDCUFF 100 YEAR OLD MAN FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT" and the cop haters would be going insane.
     
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    And that is an accident, not a criminal violation with "intent", which is why he wasn't arrested.
     
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    Funny how you rarely hear about a younger driver making such a mistake. The old man hit those kids because his reflexes are slower at his age. He shouldn't have been driving, and I hope the families of those kids do everything they can to take his license away.
     
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    May I assume they've already called you to testify as an expert witness. ?
     
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    Age should not be the determining factor.
     
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    I have been driving for two years, and in that two years, I have never had an incident with a younger driver, but I have had multiple incidents with the elderly drivers. That is enough for me to steer clear of these terrible drivers.
     
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    Age determines when you can sit your driving test - why shouldn't it also determine when you stop driving?
     

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