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You going to give up driving?

After almost getting killed 3 times this week. When you get passed 60 years old, are you going to quit driving? Or continue driving over the double yellow line, run into pedestrians, drive 15mph under the speed limit?
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Dude! as a young guy your talk is cheep.


Giving up your privilege to drive. IS A THING JUST LIKE GIVING UP YOUR GUNS.

Long live the old guy.

You need more patience for the old folks.

Did you ever see the video of the old guy on the bus with the gang banger?

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Dude! as a young guy your talk is cheep.


Giving up your privilege to drive. IS A THING JUST LIKE GIVING UP YOUR GUNS.

Long live the old guy.

You need more patience for the old folks.

Did you ever see the video of the old guy on the bus with the gang banger?


Its safer for people to own guns then old people to own cars.


I think around 70 years old is when they really can't drive.
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you both have valid points. personally i witness old people making huge mistakes that could be deadly on the road and get pissed. but you have to take a step back and put yourself in their shoes. they prob are alone and need to get to the grocery store or doc and have little choice. number two they dont even realize that they just dont have the cognitive ability anymore. but yea its a potentially very hazardous situation, much like dui.

bottom line is getting old sucks

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I'm just quick to offer up the other side and make people think.

That is if I can make sense!!!!

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i look at it this way, its easy to point out a problem. anyone can do that. but character lies in those that really want to make a difference or solve the problem.

these people need a resource where they can get help from volunteers to give them rides or deliver their groceries or whatever they need. something like this could help get them off the road at least to some extent. but who has time to help their fellow man if there is nothing in it for them? all people have time for is fucking complaining oh woes me when they never really had to deal with a real problem.

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^ oh that's good your right on with all that.

Every one should be responsible for the elderly as they are for the kids.

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I think around 70 years old is when they really can't drive.
Yet theres plenty of people around 25-40 that shouldnt be driving also.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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The biggest problem is that we all lose our abilities to old age at a different pace. While one person can drive like he did at 20 at the age of 85 another may start losing the edge at 70. To arbitrarily define what age is too old is grossly unfair. I think the state has tried to deal with it by requiring annual testing at a certain age.
If you really want to make the roads safer you'd get alot more accomplished by cracking down hard on cell phone users and especially texters. I would not be upset to see a mandatory $1000 fine for first offence caught texting and driving and solid jail time for any subsequent violations. Distracted driving is by far more dangerous on our roads than elderly drivers!


AND............Who the hell ever told you 60 was old?

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AND............Who the hell ever told you 60 was old?
When you start getting main from AARP.

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If you really want to make the roads safer you'd get alot more accomplished by cracking down hard on cell phone users and especially texters. I would not be upset to see a mandatory $1000 fine for first offence caught texting and driving and solid jail time for any subsequent violations. Distracted driving is by far more dangerous on our roads than elderly drivers!
Guess the deadliest drivers (Males over 65 if you're having trouble locating it in the picture) must be doing all the texting

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i look at it this way, its easy to point out a problem. anyone can do that. but character lies in those that really want to make a difference or solve the problem.

these people need a resource where they can get help from volunteers to give them rides or deliver their groceries or whatever they need. something like this could help get them off the road at least to some extent. but who has time to help their fellow man if there is nothing in it for them? all people have time for is fucking complaining oh woes me when they never really had to deal with a real problem.
Someone is loosely quoting one of our greatest presidents now isn't he. Good old Teddy.


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Look at you chart more closely. That isn't stating that males over 65 are killing other people...it's saying they are the most likely to die in a traffic accident! That, unfortunately is true because 65 and older are more vulnerable to the damage caused by the type of injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
It's true of motorcycle accidents as well. A 30 year old with a DOT helmet is something like 8 times more likely to survive a motorcycle accident than a 60 year old wearing the same helmet and suffering the same trauma because the older body does not stand up to it as well.

The stat does not correlate to females because there are far FEWER females driving at 65. They tend to give up driving much earlier than men.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Can't really put an age/number on it, best solution is a more vigorous test for ALL drivers, maybe every 5 or 10 years, doesn't matter how old you are.

My dad is over 60 and drives more than fine, other drivers in their 40's are horrible drivers.
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i look at it this way, its easy to point out a problem. Anyone can do that. But character lies in those that really want to make a difference or solve the problem.

These people need a resource where they can get help from volunteers to give them rides or deliver their groceries or whatever they need. Something like this could help get them off the road at least to some extent. But who has time to help their fellow man if there is nothing in it for them? All people have time for is fucking complaining oh woes me when they never really had to deal with a real problem.
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So much for quitting at 70. I've got to admit. 86 years without a ticket or accident is rather special. :

There apparently isn’t much that can slow down Edythe Kirchmaier. The 105-year-old California resident made headlines on Monday when she passed her driving test – continuing 86 years without a blemish on her driving record and maintaining her status as the state's oldest living driver.

"I just couldn't imagine myself without a car," Kirchmaier told FoxNews.com. "It just didn't feel very good."

And that’s far from the only bit of notoriety to crop up recently in Kirchmaier’s life. Facebook has declared her its most senior user, she's the University of Chicago's oldest living former student, last week she appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to celebrate her birthday and she has been a volunteer with the Direct Relief International (DRI) organization for 40 years.

To honor Kirchmaier, who says she wants to use her age milestone to help inspire volunteer efforts around the world, DRI set up a Facebook app where her fans can light a virtual candle to help celebrate her 105th birthday. The page includes a short video narrated by "Glee" actress Jane Lynch and has been making the rounds on social media circles, referenced by celebrities and other notable individuals, including Victoria Justice, Ricki Martin journalist Nick Kristof and the musical band Depeche Mode.

Kirchmaier reportedly drives herself to DRI each week, where she leads a team of volunteers.

"I think I’m a pretty good driver," Kirchmaier told Fox. "I feel safe about getting my driver's license renewed because I’ve never had an accident."

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Oops, missed it by that much...

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