gordond (gordond) wrote,

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Elderly Drivers

for the NYC BLOGGER / RNN Question of the Day:

Should Elderly Drivers Be Retested?

Absolutely. Seinfeld did a bit about how few elderly people have a look when they are backing out - joking about how they have already reached this stage in their life, so why not just get out there as quickly as possible, full steam ahead, damn the torpedos, or incoming traffic. To a certain extent this seems absurdly true. I also find it particularly aggravating to be driving behind someone who is going about half the speed limit, when the other lanes are inaccesible due to everyone else going ten miles over the speed limit.

I almost wonder how many accidents are caused by elderly drivers who have significantly worsened in terms of vision / recollection of certain traffic laws.

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