Car Talk: Hearing the blinker may be least of Dad's problems | The Columbus Dispatch

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Dear Tom and Ray: My dad is 87 years old but still a good driver. However, his hearing is not very good.

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Since: Feb 11

Watseka, IL

#1 Jun 4, 2011
Maybe if dad didn't have to listen to mom run her yap-trap the whole time

they are driving he might notice the turn signal was on. Just drop her off at

the next rest stop for a couple of hours..give your ears & sanity a breather.

I know..I had to put up with this through 5 wives..with just a girlfriend you

don't have to listen.
ThereYouHaveIt

United States

#2 Jun 4, 2011
We have an 80 year old neighbor. She drives to the supermarket and comes back with dents and scratches from the parked cars she hits when pulling in and out of spots. Here daughter says she won't stop driving and can't do anything about it. She knocked her mirror off parking in the garage just recently. We need to have an age limit on driving, that's for sure.
Loserville

Carlsbad, CA

#3 Jun 4, 2011
You guys are full of crap. Plenty of times on a noisy freeway I haven't seen the blinker flashing on the dash or heard the clicking. Just because the guy is old doesn't mean he's not competent. Probably sharper than you too idiots.

Since: Feb 11

Watseka, IL

#4 Jun 4, 2011
"Hey dad..you just ran over the neighbor's dog in
the driveway...did you know that?"

"I didn't know that..the blinker was on & making too much noise. Is Fluffy OK?"
L Berry

Alliance, OH

#5 Jun 5, 2011
I drive a Checy Trailblazer and it has a connection/timer to turn signal. If signal remains on too long, it rings the warning bells. Nice touch, I don't know how many GM Products have this feature.
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