I agree with many of the points made about "drivers ability to drive".
While we can agree that most of the older folks are at higher risk of not having the skills needed to drive. Such as reaction time, and 20/20
I do belive that all old people should not be banned from driving.
But limited yes, I could go with that to a point..
It should come down to their ability to drive.
After all these older folks have much more exp. on the road than younger people. So it all boils down to their motor skills at the time.. Which IMO
should be tested on a regular basis!
I happen to feel that younger drivers are even more dangerous than older drivers. They have no exp on the road and are egar to test out how fast you
can go and push limits. Thus I dont think this should be at the base root of just old folks.. This is something that is of all creed and all color,
old and young alike.
I cant tell you the number of times I get behind grandma or grandpa on the roads down here in florida! Its where people come to DIE!
And yes there are some very dangerous old folks who decide they need to drive, and put everyone around them at risk!
To end this post, I will say this.. I dont know why old people are going to drive slow, I mean your getting very close to death, I think they would
want to go a bit faster.. LIke come on! lets move it.. Your dying!!
When IM 80, Im going to drive 80!!!
Thanks Nickolas for letting me ripp your jokes here!!
But really this is no laughing matter. As the numbers of cars on the road today are more than ever! And its dangerous out there!
Just think about it.. YOu have a small paved bit of road layed down, and a painted line that seperates you from other huge metal objects moving at
fast speeds comming right at you all day long!
In the back of mind sometimes when I am driving I almost feel as if Im on a suicide run everyday!
All it takes is one person to shift over that painted line, and hit me head on! Im going 45 mph, they are going 45 mph. And we hit head on!
Not pretty! And its crazy when you really think about how our roads are set up.. 1 little road, and cars zooming along, comming only a few feet away
from eachother in the opposite direction!
What a crazy world we live in!!
[edit on 3-5-2008 by zysin5]