Route 116 crash injures Gettysburg man

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A Pennsylvania state trooper talks with John Keiser, 80, of Gettysburg after Keiser was involved in an accident along Route 116 east of Gettysburg. Full Story
Deb G

Columbia, PA

#1 Aug 29, 2008
Stop letting 80 year olds drive cars!
wondering

Harrisburg, PA

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Deb G wrote:
Stop letting 80 year olds drive cars!
Stop letting idiots talk on cell phones and read books and put on make-up while they "drive" cars!
Brina

East Berlin, PA

#3 Aug 30, 2008
Have any of you ever driven on 116?
It's a very nasty road thats quite dangerous no matter who is driving. There are houses lining the road on both sides and with quick steep hills and a speed limit set at 45mph. Add in wet or nasty weather and the danger of it increases tenfold.
Too many times have I seen near-misses with people pulling in or out of their driveway, and someone comes flying up over the hill and having to slam on their brakes to avoid slamming into them. Evening is actually safer to drive that route because you can see headlights of approaching vehicles coming over the hills.
With that, maybe you should be a little more informed about the subject of interest before you make ignorant comments.
What

Newville, PA

#4 Aug 30, 2008
The 80 year old is the one at fault here!!! Everyone knows the older you get, the slower your reaction time is. I drive 116 everyday & yes, it is dangerous, but any road can be dangerous when people do not pay attention! All seniors should have their driving skills evaluated periodically. Not only to protect others, but to protect themselves as well.
Brina

East Berlin, PA

#5 Aug 31, 2008
I, myself, was personally there to see the aftermath of the accident with the responding emergency crews, so I know of the exact spot where it had occurred and it was a blind spot just as I had mentioned earlier. The picture shown with the article would suggest otherwise, but that's more of an optical illusion. You blame the accident on the mans age and reaction time when you may be partially right. I know of older citizens who are in better shape mentally and physically than someone half their age. If the driver was a teenager, you would blame it on inexperience. If it was a mother with a car full of kids, you would blame it on distraction. Regardless, I find it insulting to stereotype and label someone as such. The road itself is a major factor, and I'm sure not just the only one either.
Concerned in Hanover

West Chester, PA

#6 Sep 2, 2008
This is the 3rd accident i have read about in the past few days where the "Elderly" was the cause of an accident.
I think there should be a driving test givin to everyone when they reach the age of 65 then every year after they turn 70
Resident of West Manheim

Westminster, MD

#7 Sep 2, 2008
WE will ALL be ELderly one day. take it easy on them. If EVERYONE slowed down, didnt talk on their cell phones, etc. Maybe we could all make the roads a safer place. At least he wasnt drunk ...accidents do happen,,,and that appears to be what this one was. Give the man a break.

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