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Posted 12/14/14

Yuki_Narukami wrote:

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.


Good one
Posted 12/14/14 , edited 12/14/14
*spews*


...close enough. arrrrrrrrrright i just wanted to post a dobby gif!
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Aw, cut the old coots some slack, man. They're trying their best. It's not an issue in my area, but it can prove to be one elsewhere.

But you don't know their situation; maybe no one younger in their family will help them because maybe they're a grump.

And let's face it, it'll kill them if we make them walk and take public transportation everywhere. How heartless can ya be to wish them off the road to do something their body's too old for?
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Posted 12/15/14
When I see you kids learning how to finally use your turn signals I'll give a fuck about your opinion on driving.

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Posted 12/15/14
^Hahahaha.

I think perhaps once you're at the point where you physically move slower, you should probably stop driving. I've had some elderly people turning off a main road into a drive way during high traffic as slow as possible causing everyone behind to come to a full stop, oh my god. Or they go like 30km p/hour when it's a 60 zone. The pain.
Posted 12/15/14 , edited 12/15/14
It should be on a case by case basis. Someone with diminished capacity shouldn't be driving as they're a hazard to themselves and other drivers, but there is no need to take away someone's right to drive if they still can competently do it.
Posted 12/15/14
After seeing the South Park Episode "Grey Dawn", I think all drivers licenses need to be confiscated at age 65.

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Posted 12/15/14
I don't think the issue should be focused on old people but driving in general. don't drive but I believe just one driving test and getting licensed for life or in some places there's renewal every decade is not enough. If you're going to have renewals then there needs to be retesting to see if you're capable to drive safely without letting old habits take over. I think retesting every 5 years or a decade sounds reasonable. This will also update you on any recent changes in the law or road usage. If there's failure in a retest a person can find out why and have it rectified if possible and try again. If there's no solution then they will have to retire from driving and make other travelling arrangements or move somewhere nearer to amenities or good transport links and closer to family or friends.
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Posted 12/15/14
All drivers in MN are equally ridiculous. I find that it's either a women in a huge vehicle thinking she owns the road, an old person who can barely see straight yet for some reason hasn't had their license revoked, or some young teenager who is just an irresponsible moron. Yup hate them all equally ;-)
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Posted 12/15/14
Older drivers are the one's getting the discounts on their insurance, based on.... their driving records.
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Posted 12/15/14

Sarah_Blight wrote:

It should be on a case by case basis. Someone with diminished capacity shouldn't be driving as they're a hazard to themselves and other drivers, but there is no need to take away someone's right to drive if they still can competently do it.


Agreed~
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20 / M / California
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Posted 12/15/14
I don't think their divers license should be confiscated. They are required to retake their driving test though like ever couple years (when their license expires).

But I've never had a bad experience behind elderly drivers except for going slow. Since I usually drive like 5-10mph higher than the actually speed limit, I usually have to pass the driver up. But the worst are usually the people that don't hug the curb before turning, or use their turning signals.
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48 / M / New England, USA
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Posted 12/16/14
Around here we have 16-30 year olds who drive 3-5x the speed limit (frequently while drinking, texting, talking on the phone or just while having thier bass up so loud it shakes thier windows noticibly eventhough they're closed). They tend to cause or get in more accidents than the senior citizens. We have many seniors who drive the speed limit, obey the laws and and spend thier time watching for unsafe road conditions. It's not about age. There are good and bad drivers of all ages. I believe anyone who achieves more than 3 moving violations/accidents in which they're proven at fault in a year (not talking parking tickets) should lose their license no matter what age they are and be forced to take driver re-education classes before being given a second chance. And fines and penalties should be much much higher for those caught driving without a license or driving without auto insurance in state where it's mandatory.
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Posted 12/16/14
I've seen some younger drivers do these sorts of things...

Texting while driving
Putting on makeup while driving

Weaving left and right in the SAME lane when the traffic is slow (imitating the auto races they see on TV where race cars warm their tires before the start of a race................. I bet they don't even know what the maneuver is for otherwise they wouldn't do it.............. idiots)

My personal pet peeve, even though it's not dangerous:
People turning on their FOG LIGHTS when there's no need to ("Hey look, I have fog lights!!")......... I never turn on my fog lights unless I think it would help in the conditions
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23 / M / Kaguya's Panties
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Posted 12/16/14
They should have their licenses taken off of them. Make them take the bus!
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