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Elderly people should not be allowed to drive

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want to live

Owensboro, KY

#1 Dec 1, 2011
Every time I go out, I see dangerous elderly people behind the wheel trying their best to kill innocent people. Seriously if you are over the age of 70 you need to STOP DRIVING. I do not care about your independence. I care about my life and the safety of other drivers. If you can’t see, can’t hear, and have bad reflexes then you have no reason to be driving at all. One time an old women close to 100 years old backed into my car. She said “oh im so sorry I didn’t see you there.” How can you possibly miss a bright red car sitting still behind you at a stop sign? My friend and I almost died when a very old women ran a stop sign by Kroger. She was in another world and completely oblivious that she ran a stop sign and almost caused a major accident. Even as we honked and screamed at her, she didn’t know a thing had happened. Old people will pull out in front of a vehicle like they are a speed demon, then they will drive 10 MPH. They will stop for green lights and speed on through a red light. The scariest thing I have seen was an old man trying playing with a cell phone and driving at the same time. He was weaving into the other lane and cars had to swerve to keep from being hit.
People foolishly believe that teen drivers are the cause of most accidents. WRONG! Elderly people are the leading cause of accidents. Old people are vicious killers when they drive a vehicle. Kentucky desperately needs a law that makes it mandatory for the elderly to take a driving test at least once a year. In the mean time old people need to stop driving completely.
keyboard commando

Toledo, OH

#2 Dec 1, 2011
want to live wrote:
Every time I go out, I see dangerous elderly people behind the wheel trying their best to kill innocent people. Seriously if you are over the age of 70 you need to STOP DRIVING. I do not care about your independence. I care about my life and the safety of other drivers. If you can’t see, can’t hear, and have bad reflexes then you have no reason to be driving at all. One time an old women close to 100 years old backed into my car. She said “oh im so sorry I didn’t see you there.” How can you possibly miss a bright red car sitting still behind you at a stop sign? My friend and I almost died when a very old women ran a stop sign by Kroger. She was in another world and completely oblivious that she ran a stop sign and almost caused a major accident. Even as we honked and screamed at her, she didn’t know a thing had happened. Old people will pull out in front of a vehicle like they are a speed demon, then they will drive 10 MPH. They will stop for green lights and speed on through a red light. The scariest thing I have seen was an old man trying playing with a cell phone and driving at the same time. He was weaving into the other lane and cars had to swerve to keep from being hit.
People foolishly believe that teen drivers are the cause of most accidents. WRONG! Elderly people are the leading cause of accidents. Old people are vicious killers when they drive a vehicle. Kentucky desperately needs a law that makes it mandatory for the elderly to take a driving test at least once a year. In the mean time old people need to stop driving completely.
Unfortunately, statistics prove otherwise. Sorry.
not in high school

Central City, KY

#3 Dec 2, 2011
keyboard commando wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately, statistics prove otherwise. Sorry.
Insurance is high for teens go down as you get older if you maintain a clean record and when you reach a certain age, you are considered high risk again. I agree but also disagree. You sound like a young kid blabbing just to blab. If that was done to your parents, grandparents or you when you get old, you would be raising ten kinds of hell. They do take adults licenses if they are ill and sometimes deaf and you can't have one if you are legally blind. You prolly got your car fixed when she backed into you so quit complaining. I believe at a certain age you should retake a course just to make sure your road safe but not every year. Be wasted money. Just put the shoe on the other foot before complaining, you'll be in that same spot one day
want to live

Owensboro, KY

#4 Dec 2, 2011
not in high school wrote:
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Insurance is high for teens go down as you get older if you maintain a clean record and when you reach a certain age, you are considered high risk again. I agree but also disagree. You sound like a young kid blabbing just to blab. If that was done to your parents, grandparents or you when you get old, you would be raising ten kinds of hell. They do take adults licenses if they are ill and sometimes deaf and you can't have one if you are legally blind. You prolly got your car fixed when she backed into you so quit complaining. I believe at a certain age you should retake a course just to make sure your road safe but not every year. Be wasted money. Just put the shoe on the other foot before complaining, you'll be in that same spot one day
Are you sure your not in high school?? Your lack of common sense proves your education level.
I will reply to your ignorant logic. I am in my early 30's so I am certainly not a "young kid" When my mother got to old to drive, she did the right thing and STOPPED DRIVING. My grandmother is long dead but I clearly remember that she also stopped driving when she got older. I was the one that said to her "mom you are to old to be driving so stop before you kill someone." I highly doubt I will live long enough to see 65 (especially with all the elderly drivers on the road, we could all be killed in a moments notice) but if I do live that long then I will gladly do the right thing and stop driving. As for me getting my car fixed, yes it was fixed but if the women that was older than dirt had not been driving then there would not have been a problem at all.
I want you to think about your last statement "if the shoe was on the other foot." How would you feel if your parents or your children got killed because of an elderly driver that should not have been driving in the first place. Think about it.
Goodgrief

Nortonville, KY

#5 Dec 2, 2011
Early 30's? But sound like an early teen. And no I am not old by any means but mature enough to recognize an immature attitude. Grow up.
gotitrite

Magee, MS

#6 Dec 2, 2011
Goodgrief wrote:
Early 30's? But sound like an early teen. And no I am not old by any means but mature enough to recognize an immature attitude. Grow up.
Im with you on this one!!
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#7 Dec 2, 2011
If you get out on a Sunday morning watch your azz!
liar

White Plains, KY

#8 Dec 2, 2011
Goodgrief wrote:
Early 30's? But sound like an early teen. And no I am not old by any means but mature enough to recognize an immature attitude. Grow up.
You are obviously a senior citizen. I agree with the original poster. Old people driving are a danger. Get off the road old man!
not in high school

Central City, KY

#9 Dec 2, 2011
want to live wrote:
<quoted text>Are you sure your not in high school?? Your lack of common sense proves your education level.
I will reply to your ignorant logic. I am in my early 30's so I am certainly not a "young kid" When my mother got to old to drive, she did the right thing and STOPPED DRIVING. My grandmother is long dead but I clearly remember that she also stopped driving when she got older. I was the one that said to her "mom you are to old to be driving so stop before you kill someone." I highly doubt I will live long enough to see 65 (especially with all the elderly drivers on the road, we could all be killed in a moments notice) but if I do live that long then I will gladly do the right thing and stop driving. As for me getting my car fixed, yes it was fixed but if the women that was older than dirt had not been driving then there would not have been a problem at all.
I want you to think about your last statement "if the shoe was on the other foot." How would you feel if your parents or your children got killed because of an elderly driver that should not have been driving in the first place. Think about it.
I guess in a way your right and in a way your wrong.
not in high school

Central City, KY

#10 Dec 2, 2011
Teens are just as dangerous as older ppl tho. Texting, putting make up on, speeding, etc. Either way, really old or really young, your stuck with bad drivers.
Goodgrief

Nortonville, KY

#11 Dec 2, 2011
liar wrote:
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You are obviously a senior citizen. I agree with the original poster. Old people driving are a danger. Get off the road old man!
And you are obviously wrong ..My parents raised me not to lie. I am still young and enjoying life. But I have respect for the elderly because my parents are considered Senior citizens now even though both are very active and alert. I feel sorry for all who say bad things about the senior citizens because if you live to be one there is no telling what kind of shape you will end up being in. Who knows you may even end up in a worse shape than them before you even get to be old. I had much rather be on the road with a bunch of "Old people" as you call them than a few idiots.
Person

Providence, KY

#12 Dec 2, 2011
Nobody in mville can drive worth a shit anyways.
believe i know

Owensboro, KY

#13 Dec 2, 2011
first of all Respect ur elders true as we all get older your reflexes get slower but you can not punish everyone for one's mistakes had to put my two cents worth in on this topix
omygoodness

White Plains, KY

#14 Dec 2, 2011
Does ANYONE have any respect anymore? my grandparents are well into their 70s and i wouldnt dream of taking their licenses... my grandfather is still running his own business and goes to work monday through friday every week! i refuse to believe our society has become so disrespectful that we would tell our elders to revert back to depending on others when they can still do for theirselves!
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#15 Dec 2, 2011
There are some that would drive anyway.
ugot2bkiddin

Madisonville, KY

#16 Dec 2, 2011
This is for *want to live*You say youre in your early 30s and your mom stopped driving cause she was too old right? well she must of been awfully old when she had you then if shes elderly.Too old to be having kids.LOL!
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#18 Dec 2, 2011
KoldKen wrote:
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Having written a paper in college earlier in the semester on elderly drivers, in addition to making a website where I referred to some older drivers as "Elderly Assassins", I did the research and the statistics are there to support what the OP stated. Below are excerpts from my web-page.
The following facts are based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System:
"Eighty-one percent of elderly deaths in 1999 motor vehicle crashes were passenger vehicle occupants, and 15 percent were pedestrians.
People age 75 and older have more motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 people than other groups except people younger than 25.
People 80 years and older have the highest pedestrian death rates per 100,000 people."
In February of this year, an elderly man, most likely with Alzheimer's disease got the brake confused with the accelerator and plowed his SUV into the dining room of an Evansville, IN Steak 'n Shake injuring ten people. One customer was even pinned underneath the senior's vehicle.
Where the hell was you when we needed you?
negative

Dunmor, KY

#19 Dec 2, 2011
KoldKen wrote:
<quoted text>Having written a paper in college earlier in the semester on elderly drivers, in addition to making a website where I referred to some older drivers as "Elderly Assassins", I did the research and the statistics are there to support what the OP stated. Below are excerpts from my web-page.

The following facts are based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System:

"Eighty-one percent of elderly deaths in 1999 motor vehicle crashes were passenger vehicle occupants, and 15 percent were pedestrians.
People age 75 and older have more motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 people than other groups except people younger than 25.
People 80 years and older have the highest pedestrian death rates per 100,000 people."

In February of this year, an elderly man, most likely with Alzheimer's disease got the brake confused with the accelerator and plowed his SUV into the dining room of an Evansville, IN Steak 'n Shake injuring ten people. One customer was even pinned underneath the senior's vehicle.
See ppl with illnesses such as that shouldn't have a license. I have a 75 y.o. grandfather that drove perfectly fine up until 2 years ago when his worsened. He didn't hit no one or get lost but just something in his mind just quit clicking. If your ill or can't totally react normally, it's time for a driver. Teens can react fast but don't keep their mind on what they are doing which makes it just as bad. Like I said, either really young or really old, there are all kinds of bad drivers.
negative

Dunmor, KY

#20 Dec 2, 2011
negative wrote:
<quoted text>See ppl with illnesses such as that shouldn't have a license. I have a 75 y.o. grandfather that drove perfectly fine up until 2 years ago when his worsened. He didn't hit no one or get lost but just something in his mind just quit clicking. If your ill or can't totally react normally, it's time for a driver. Teens can react fast but don't keep their mind on what they are doing which makes it just as bad. Like I said, either really young or really old, there are all kinds of bad drivers.
Even in your 30's and 40's ppl still don't pay attention. A young woman pulled out in front of me today and I had just bought a car. It would have been her fault if I would had hit her because she deliberately pulled out in front of oncoming traffic as slow as she could. But I just bought the car and wanted to drive it a little bit before I hit someone so I slammed on my brakes and swerved.
just me

United States

#22 Dec 2, 2011
not in high school wrote:
<quoted text>Insurance is high for teens go down as you get older if you maintain a clean record and when you reach a certain age, you are considered high risk again. I agree but also disagree. You sound like a young kid blabbing just to blab. If that was done to your parents, grandparents or you when you get old, you would be raising ten kinds of hell. They do take adults licenses if they are ill and sometimes deaf and you can't have one if you are legally blind. You prolly got your car fixed when she backed into you so quit complaining. I believe at a certain age you should retake a course just to make sure your road safe but not every year. Be wasted money. Just put the shoe on the other foot before complaining, you'll be in that same spot one day
Im 33 and have seen lots of elderly driving really bad. I believe when you reach a certain age you should have to take the driver part of the test once a year along with eye and ear check up!

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