posted on Nov, 5 2003 @ 11:45 PM
It shouldn't be any more difficult to prevent an elderly person from driving than it to keep an epileptic from driving.
After an epileptic person goes a certain length of time (1 year, I think?) without a seizure, they get their driving privledges back. The first time
they have another seizure -- boom, can't drive.
This is obviously in an effort to keep the roads safer, as seizures can come on suddenly and a person has no control over them.
If an epileptic must prove they are fit to drive (due to something beyond their control), why should it be any different for a group whose reaction
times, sight, hearing, etc have deteriorated drasitcally?
It's just a means to keep the roads safer...for both groups.
Fortunately my grandparents are still sharp as tacks (in their mid & late 70s now). Grandpa doesn't drive anymore, of his own choosing, except when
my grandma can't.
And tonight's South Park was hilarious. Great social commentary, as usual.
"OLD PEOPLE MEETING!! OH MY GAAWWWWDDD!!"
[Edited on 5-11-2003 by Banshee]