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Posted 12/31/13

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


STORYING wrote:

Yes, especially those on medication, it can really "F-up" your reasoning and reaction.


Just reminded me of when some old lady backed up into our car in a parking lot. She was driving this giant SUV while she was super tiny and could barely see over the steering wheel. She gets out, when she hears the crunch of the car door, wearing some night gown looking all disheveled and says she is sorry but she is pretty out of it from the Benadryl she took. -_-........and this was in a parking lot for where we all worked so she was about to be heading out and delivering newspapers all night too. I just had to shake my head and wonder where common sense went.


I do own my car with payments to be made along with insurance. She should had not run walked away from the scene becausw it is illegal after hitting the car you people own. What should have happen is exchange of paper work, ID, proof of regristration, mostly 3 things.
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i get far more annoyed with teenagers on the road than old people...
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Statistics not incidental experience show that anyone driving under 23 are more hazardous than those over 65. Think about that and you find yourselves in that category you wish to impose on others. If you include only cellphone users who are driving then all ages are more dangerous than elderly drivers.

Now, I will agree that older drivers need often testing once every four years seems appropriate for those over 65. After 65 and hospitalization for more than a month, they should be retested. The retesting should be required for those involved in an accident of over 2500$US over for when dangerous driving is suspected as contributory to the cause, same for excessive speed or use of a cellphone.
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If you're talking about the US.The chances of passage of any broad stroke laws restricting the licensing of the elderly drivers is about nil.Even if one doesn't consider Federal statutes and Constitutional challenges.You only have to consider the large demographic "boomers" represent to realize that any new restrictions based on age ,exists firmly in the realm of a very low order of probability.
Posted 12/14/14
Revoke their licenses, because they can't see, can't judge correctly, are too fucking slow and always vote for the wrong politicians.
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I think about 80% of the people driving on the road during the holiday season shouldn't be driving. I swear it's like they just told everyone that never goes out and isn't allowed to drive otherwise to get the fuck out of their houses and get in these random cars supplied to them.

Yesterday I was driving to work and the three people in front of me were all doing ten under the limit or more (as in all of them were slower than the one IN FRONT of them). One of them was in a pickup truck and wasn't paying attention - they were swerving all over the road. The next one was in a car and when they turned, they came to a complete stop and still almost turned into the person that was on the opposite side of the road they turned on. The third one was behind the pickup after the other guy had turned five minutes prior and she fucking STOPPED ON A GREEN... THAT WAS ALREADY GREEN BEFORE WE GOT TO THE LIGHT. When I tried getting around her she swerved my direction and sped off.

Throughout the year I see stupid drivers - they're of ALL ages. Though I admit that for the most part the slow drivers that have absolutely no recognition of what they're doing tend to be older people. The younger ones are the most dangerous though because they tend to be the fastest in whatever fucked up driving they're doing (unless it's people pulling out onto main highways - then it's the old people, because they'll pull really fucking slowly in front of you when you're 20 feet away from where they're pulling out of and you're doing the speed limit of 55 or 60).

The other huge thing I love seeing is people trying to use the roundabouts in the town I work. There are seven or eight of them in that town and for some reason, despite all signs pointing to everyone going to the right around the circle, people still figure out how to turn left. I have no clue how this even is accomplished since you'd have to make a severe u-turn onto a tiny circle (most of these are one lane roundabouts, not multiple). I see this a lot in the mornings when I'm going to work - a traffic jam caused by someone confused and stopped going left instead of right.
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This reminded me of one episode of South Park, "Grey Dawn". To be honest, I'm way more frustrated about how young people drive, ********!
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Posted 12/14/14

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I am getting tired of being run off the road by old people. I have avoided two accidents (caused by elderly drivers), waited at traffic lights for decades, and gotten stuck behind the slowest of old people.

So, what age do you think their drivers license should be be confiscated, or do think at a certain age they should retake the drivers test, or take no action whatsoever?

Spew your opinions here!


Less than one percent of people over 65 die as a result of motor vehicle accidents. On the other hand, car crashes are the major cause of death for the age group 15–20. Males in this group are twice as likely as females to die in a car crash.

The young and the lead-footed are truly scary. Their risk of crash per mile is 4 times higher than in older age groups.

As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts it, “teenage drivers represent a major hazard.” Although young drivers make up about 6 percent of the total licensed driving population, almost 13 percent (6982) of all drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2007 were young drivers 15 to 20 years old, according to this National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. The chart below shows drivers' involvement rate in fatal accidents by age and gender per 100,000 licensed drivers.



http://www.insurance.com/auto-insurance/safety/teens-or-seniors-who-are-our-worst-drivers.aspx


Stupid young men/teens are the reason why I can't afford car insurance
Posted 12/14/14

kevz_210 wrote:


Hairbelly wrote:


Kraisis wrote:

I am getting tired of being run off the road by old people. I have avoided two accidents (caused by elderly drivers), waited at traffic lights for decades, and gotten stuck behind the slowest of old people.

So, what age do you think their drivers license should be be confiscated, or do think at a certain age they should retake the drivers test, or take no action whatsoever?

Spew your opinions here!


Less than one percent of people over 65 die as a result of motor vehicle accidents. On the other hand, car crashes are the major cause of death for the age group 15–20. Males in this group are twice as likely as females to die in a car crash.

The young and the lead-footed are truly scary. Their risk of crash per mile is 4 times higher than in older age groups.

As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts it, “teenage drivers represent a major hazard.” Although young drivers make up about 6 percent of the total licensed driving population, almost 13 percent (6982) of all drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2007 were young drivers 15 to 20 years old, according to this National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. The chart below shows drivers' involvement rate in fatal accidents by age and gender per 100,000 licensed drivers.



http://www.insurance.com/auto-insurance/safety/teens-or-seniors-who-are-our-worst-drivers.aspx


Stupid young men/teens are the reason why I can't afford car insurance


I hope you do realize this is an inaccurate representation of data and the graph is next to useless. Most people retire in their mid 60's. This means they are on the road significantly less than a younger or middle aged driver. A better representation would have been per mile traveled. Most countries now define elderly as 65+. 65+ is exactly when the accident rates start to rise greatly. At age 75 it jumps up much much much higher but this graph conveniently ends there.

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As a motorcyclists I can tell you that elderly people are the worst to be around. They don't check their blind spots, they don't pay close attention to me or others when in group rides, and they react slowly. Not all of them of course, but a huge majority.

My grandparents are sketchy as hell to drive with too.
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Posted 12/14/14 , edited 12/14/14

Olgentyre wrote:

My grandmother is 85. She's a great driver. I'd have her drive me anywhere without any concerns.
My brother is 19. He's a terrible driver - reckless, irresponsible, and thinks everyone else is to blame for his close calls. I won't get in a car with him driving.

So which one of them deserves to have their license pulled?



My cousin's middle son is a moving road hazard and he's in his early twenties. There isn't enough money you could give me to ride anyplace with him. He'd get in an accident almost every other month for a while... I think his dad pays his insurance,,,, if he has any....
My mom is 88 and drives better than most people on the road and HAS passed the Wa. state driving exam with only three wrong answers, just three years ago. One accident in over two decades.

It depends on the person.


When I used to commute on my motorcycle I found the younger drivers were the worst for not paying attention.
A rule of thumb when I ride is; if I don't know what state the last car I passed is and if the driver is male of female (more or less) then I'm NOT paying attention and I'd better pull my head out of my butt or I'll be street pizza.
I'd pass people only if I was reasonably sure that I made eye contact . . . If you are paying attention you can tell.
Old people have a habit of putting on their turn signals and then moving over without much looking, most of the kids and younger adults would just move over.

Regardless of age, hang up your f**king phone and drive.
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Posted 12/14/14
my friend has been in three car accidents, twice had her car totaled because of old people driving and talking on the cell phone. so while i dont think all old people need to stop driving i think that people should know when to stop. like my dad, he needs to give up his license. i fear for the general population.
Posted 12/14/14
I don't really care for their age but I do firmly believe everyone should drive Rainbow Road, without falling off once on Mario Kart on max CC. And if old people can handle it then they're good.
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I know people my age who have totaled multiple cars street racing. Time to start revoking some licenses.
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