How Old is Too Old to Drive?

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  1. auditor0007
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    Okay, this afternoon I was rear ended by an 85 year old woman. I was stopped at a stop light, and I saw her coming, but she never stopped. Luckily, we were on a side street and she wasn't driving very fast, so there was no apparent damage to either vehicle. I did take a good jolt however, and my back hurt a bit, so I called the police. At that point, we both moved our vehicles to the church parking lot, so we wouldn't be blocking traffic as we waited for the police to show up. Of course, it took them 25 minutes, but that's another story.

    The officer asked if I wanted to have him write out a ticket for her. I said there was no need. We exchanged information in case my back is hurting tomorrow. If so, I'll contact her insurance company.

    Anyway, while all this was going on, my girlfriend shows up. She sees the woman and tells me the woman probably shouldn't be driving anymore, that she is too old. To me, the woman seemed in control of all her faculties, and I said I thought the woman just must have been distracted; it could happen to anyone.

    Well, when we were leaving, this 85 year old woman pulled out to the parking lot and hit another car. So, how old is too old to drive?
     
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    :lol: the older I get the higher I think the age limit should be.
     
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    seems this woman is too olde......
     
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    I think the better question should be.. how old is too old to not have to be retested to continue to drive?
     
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    1. Ask the grey panthers.

    2. No age is too high because seniors vote.
     
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    i think when people hit a certain age, they should be re-tested annually. their reflexes change with age. their vision changes with age. their depth perception and mental accuity change with age.

    I know I will HATE that someday. But I think it's the right thing to do.
     
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    Old People Hater (you been talking to Amanda? ) :lol:
     
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    when you start to confuse the break and accelerator...its time to hang up the keys
     
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    I agree but I don't care if they take a written test, just a driving test but before that they should have to walk 20 feet in 1 minute or less. If they can't even pass the walking test they should not drive.
     
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    Hey, why bring me into this? I wasn't even going to post in this thread, I was just going to sit back and watch the agist comments flow in unopposed because no one old enough to be offended knows how to use that series of tubes to get here and read this. :tongue:
     

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