Another kid dies because of a senile old driver

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    Proposed Bill Cracks Down On Older Drivers - Most Popular News Story - WCVB Boston

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    My Dad had his driver license revoked after the one accident.
    He was almost 80.
    He died from Alzheimers at age 85.

    Quote: A bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Joyce of Milton has called for mandatory road testing
    for anyone over age 85.

    Probably should be 75.

    Baltimore Bob
     
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    I just don't get this, with so many accidents that happen where old people are NOT driving, why do they focus on just these? Drunk teens still kill more than older people.
     
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    Good question. According to Senator Joyce, drivers over 85 are FOUR times more likely to kill someone than a teenage driver. And they don't need to be drunk either.

    Next?
     
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    :eusa_eh: ... you believe a politician ... someone call Satan, I have some fur to trade.
     
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    You have proof the contrary I assume?









































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    It makes sense to test those over age 70 more frequently. People slow down as they age - their response time, their eyesight, their hearing, their mobility. Why not test them every two years rather than every four and test them every year after age 75? What's the big deal?
     
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    all the stats i could find indicated that fatalities caused by both groups are about the same. even though brian joyce is a douchebag of the first water, testing elderly is a good idea. the problem is that many elderly see loss of driving as the first step to the nursing home.
     
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    There's no comparison between teenage and elderly drivers contained herein.

    Similarly, this has no comparison of crash fatalities between teenage and elderly drivers, nor between teenage drivers and any other group, for that matter.

    This just re-directs back to the second link if you try to search for anything. I'd advise you to search for legitimate statistical evidence, but I don't believe any exists to support the claim that you've made.

    At any rate, why not have a maximum driving age if we have a minimum driving age?
     

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