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There SHOULD be an age where you are not allowed to drive anymore

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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: DBCowboy

Why are people under the age of 30 on your lawn while driving?




Maybe I'm driving on the lawn.


Stop JUDGING ME!

Doing donuts on your lawn naked as a jaybird is precisely WHY people judge you.

DB hops in his car, does some donuts on his lawn, gets out of the car and says "damn kids"


I'm old.

I need a hobby.

DON'T JUDGE ME!

The neighbors understand, they only ask that you wear clothes from now on.




posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: DBCowboy

Why are people under the age of 30 on your lawn while driving?




Maybe I'm driving on the lawn.


Stop JUDGING ME!

Doing donuts on your lawn naked as a jaybird is precisely WHY people judge you.

DB hops in his car, does some donuts on his lawn, gets out of the car and says "damn kids"


I'm old.

I need a hobby.

DON'T JUDGE ME!

The neighbors understand, they only ask that you wear clothes from now on.


Clothes-ists!

This IS Oregon!



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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#stophatingonoldpeople



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

Completely disagree. They should in general make the testing more stringent, but age is not a factor.

My dad is 73 and is an amazing driver. He retired to build top-speed streamliners and holds several world records. Granted that's driving in a straight line, but he still has way more competency than most to drive an F350 with a 30 foot trailer.

Like I said, more stringent testing is a MUCH better resolution to the issue.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: FinallyAwake

originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
If nobody here has the cojones to say it then I will! A 60 year olds mind is not as responsive as a 30 year olds so why should they be allowed to drive a 2 ton battering ram? Or tow something that weighs even more?

90% of the time when someone cuts me off it's an elderly person, completely oblivious that they almost sideswiped me and rammed me into the ditch.

If you need a cane and a dog and another person holding your hand to get around, then please do everyone a favor and call a cab or a friend instead of endangering everyone on the road.

Just because you're about to die does not mean that I want to die too.


Woah there on the 60 years old thing there cowboy.
There's probably a surprising number of 60 year olds that could surprise you in the road.
As another poster said it's not as simple as age, some old folks are razor sharp, it depends if they keep active and 'feel' young.
The others are the dithering doddery ones, I would say 75+ yrs old is a genuine problem on the roads though 👍🏻


I'm 54 this year and quite highly ranked in an online game I play.
One of our team members is a 'Nam vet... smokes kids in-game all the time 1v1.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: DBCowboy

Why are people under the age of 30 on your lawn while driving?




Maybe I'm driving on the lawn.


Stop JUDGING ME!

Doing donuts on your lawn naked as a jaybird is precisely WHY people judge you.

DB hops in his car, does some donuts on his lawn, gets out of the car and says "damn kids"


I'm old.

I need a hobby.

DON'T JUDGE ME!

The neighbors understand, they only ask that you wear clothes from now on.


Clothes-ists!

This IS Oregon!

Come on, Oregon or not, the only moon anyone wants to see is the one in the sky, sans your "eclair"



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:01 PM
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Age limit lol no... But maybe when we hit a certain age we should have to retake the test a little more often lol..



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

I think once a person reaches sixty they should have to do a yearly road test. Cause there are elderly out there who are sharper than some 20 year olds. This way if they still possess the cognitive and physical abilities to drive, they can keep on going.

I do understand your frustration though. I've had several times stuck behind an elderly person going 25 under the speed limit while struggling to stay in their lane on a slight curve. then I've had the ones that try to switch lanes and nearly run me off the road. But then you have the 75 year old in a corvette who will drive like a mad genius. So I think a yearly test would do wonders for keeping the roadways safer.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: Somethingsamiss

I think rather than discriminating the elderly, we should come up with a way of determining whether ANY individual is capable of driving.

I'll take Driving Miss Daisy over Roadhouse any day.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
If nobody here has the cojones to say it then I will! A 60 year olds mind is not as responsive as a 30 year olds so why should they be allowed to drive a 2 ton battering ram? Or tow something that weighs even more?

90% of the time when someone cuts me off it's an elderly person, completely oblivious that they almost sideswiped me and rammed me into the ditch.

If you need a cane and a dog and another person holding your hand to get around, then please do everyone a favor and call a cab or a friend instead of endangering everyone on the road.

Just because you're about to die does not mean that I want to die too.


You sir are full of yourself. Generalizations do everyone an injustice, I will be 61 in 2 months. My last moving violation was in 1978 and I have never had a accident of any consequence or one that was deamed my fault. My Ford truck weighs 4 tons so don’t get in my way.

By the way, some day you will be sixty if you live that long.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

You nee to take on the mindset of a motorbike driver. It's not up to others for your safety on the road, it's up to you.

When I get behind the wheel of my car, I don't trust anyone. If I can see them with my own visuals and proper assessment of my surroundings the only thing that will get me is if someone behind me rear ends me. And in that case, good luck. I drive with a dash cam. And I make sure large trucks aren't tailgating me either.

With that said, an age limit should only be enforced for yearly 'check up' and drive test to be honest. I think 70 should be the age to be honest.
I work with welders who are in their 60s and still have the perfect hand eye coordination that I do and I am 30.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Spot on!

To the OP: you must be under 25, if you think 60 is "elderly." There are surely some 60-year-olds out there in poor mental and physical health, but there are some pretty poor healthed 30 somethings as well.

Nyiah has the best idea. See her post.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

Statistics show that it's actually young drivers under 25 that are at greatest risk.

Most car rental firms won't rent to under 25, no matter their years of experience.
Most car insurance premiums drop after 25

So, ban driving until after 25 ?
edit on 21-7-2018 by M5xaz because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
If nobody here has the cojones to say it then I will! A 60 year olds mind is not as responsive as a 30 year olds so why should they be allowed to drive a 2 ton battering ram? Or tow something that weighs even more?

90% of the time when someone cuts me off it's an elderly person, completely oblivious that they almost sideswiped me and rammed me into the ditch.

If you need a cane and a dog and another person holding your hand to get around, then please do everyone a favor and call a cab or a friend instead of endangering everyone on the road.

Just because you're about to die does not mean that I want to die too.


Have this same conversation when you are sixty years old, all your friends will not talk to you anymore, and you will not be able to drive anymore if you think sixty is too old. Most accidents here are caused by young people on cell phones, everyone has to stay alert when driving, I have avoided lots of accidents in my life. People below twenty four cause more accidents than any other group of people, maybe we should not let anyone drive under twenty four. Insurance rates are high on the young for a reason.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: Somethingsamiss

I would flunk the road test, I got used to coming to a rolling stop at stop signs if the coast is clear. I got used to driving in local traffic like all people over thirty usually do, much of those skills make it so you would flunk a road test. I know someone who gives road tests, the guy told me almost nobody over thirty five would pass a test, and the more they drive, the more natural it is to not drive the exact legally required way.

So, give the test to anyone over thirty five or so so it will cut down road traffic since half the people will lose their licenses.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:39 PM
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Every other day i get cut off by some old granny and her damn prius. My life is actually in danger in this case. Who knows how many people these fossils cut off daily.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

I drive an EMS quite efficiently thanks. And I volunteer for seniors. Some 60 year olds can't drive due to eyes, some 70 yr olds drive fine, and some 80 yr olds shouldn't, but do.

I may add my mother-in-law is 83 and doesn't want to. She has a 92 (NINETY!) yr old boyfriend who drives them everywhere, everyday... casinos, sales, to Ann Arbor..... and you'd not believe he's 92. Has not taken any tests that I know of ever csince 65 ( 27 yes ago).

There are tests when an elderly in-person applicant for renewal shows some concern.... and others (even mom's 92 yr old b.f.) doesn't and drives fine.

So you're right to an extent for safety sake... but not "straight across the board" for everyone over 60.
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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 11:51 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

i am 65 and just baught a new gaming computer helps to pass the time between chores



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger


When tracing my family tree with a cousin we came across our grandmothers

half brother who was 100 years old living about 100 miles away, who we

contacted and he invited us for the week end.

We arrived at his home slightly early and sat parked outside nervously preparing

for the meeting when this car turned into the drive in front of us ....... long story

short this was my 100 year old relative!!

He voluntarily gave up driving about 18 months later and died at the age of 104.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 02:00 AM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

I am over 60,and I see the idiot kids driving while on phone,sending texts,not knowing how to handle a vehicle under an emergency,car breaks down,no idea what to do,I think a lot of those 30 and under should have license taken away,their skills are far below mine,your included




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