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Do you think that older people's drivers license's should be taken away by having to take test at a certain age..?

Joanne 2009/02/07 20:27:20
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  • KODA 2009/02/08 00:07:28
    Here's my opinon..
    KODA
    +8
    Now what age are we talking about here , young whipper snapper ? ;)
    I smell some discrimination coming on ;)

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  • Phillip 2009/09/30 01:15:06
    Here's my opinon..
    Phillip
    +3
    i think they should re take a driving test at the age of 65... if they drive TOOOO SLOW they should be able to drive any more.. and if they drive normal keep it... and if they drive fast like teens and are in control they can keep it! because for somereason its always the "safe" "slow driving" old people who crash into stores or cause pile ups!
  • ~sky~ 2009/02/28 06:36:11 (edited)
  • wow-really 2009/02/20 20:27:53
    Here's my opinon..
    wow-really
    Age is nothing but a number.
    If you have all your capasities, you are still able to turn your head, check your mirrors, remember all driving laws, and see past the steering wheels, than dag nab it! you should still be able to drive.

    That said, everyone should be tested more often to make sure that your idea of capable is the same as the laws idea of an able driver.

    My mom was struck broad-sided by an elderly driver who turned into on coming traffic after he "got tired of not being able to see oncoming traffic due to sun glare" and proceeded to turn right into my mom. Hit her so hard , the impact blew out both windshield and rear window. If it wasn't for her seat belt, she would have died.

    So if you want to drive go ahead, just be prepared to take a test and surrender that license if need be.
  • ghtown 2009/02/09 23:56:25
    No..
    ghtown
    when i turn that age i do not want my licenses taken away.
  • Joanne 2009/02/09 17:45:34
    Here's my opinon..
    Joanne
    I think everyone should have went green a long time ago.. However, no one knew what the consequences would lead to and it's beyond turning this age around to turn over a new leaf.. So that leaves me with the present question.. I think that starting in your middle ages; have a test done every 10 years untill age 60 is reached.. Then start out at every 5 years.. That would most definately reduce insurance claims and make it more affordable.. This would make two classes of people happy.. The people saving money and the insurance companies would be more lieniantly happy.. Thus, let's not forget how much more safe the roads would be..
  • NattiFan (oYo) 2009/02/09 12:17:09
    Here's my opinon..
    NattiFan (oYo)
    +1
    I feel at a certin age, there should be some kind of test to ensure that the seniors are still safe on the road.....I've worked traffic control for construction and have been almost hit twice by a senior citizen because, in their little old sweet voice, "Oh, I didn't see you." I'm 5'10" 200 pounds wearing a day-glow green vest with a 6 foot stop sign standing in the middle of the lane!!!!
  • The Myth 2009/02/09 06:52:32
    Yes..
    The Myth
    +1
    Of course, how many 90 year old people should still be driving? My father isn't even that old and he damn near gets me killed every time I'm with him!
  • Joanne The Myth 2009/02/09 17:11:07
    Joanne
    LOL..
  • bigeasy628 2009/02/09 05:16:08
    Yes..
    bigeasy628
    +1
    I know it helped end my mother's life earlier by not being able to drive but some are dangerous.
  • HIMfanaticShannon *SHTB* 2009/02/09 04:47:00 (edited)
    Yes..
    HIMfanaticShannon *SHTB*
    They drive me insane.
  • Rowbin 2009/02/09 00:53:16
    Yes..
    Rowbin
    +2
    Once you hit 65, you should have to take the written and practical exams again. If you fail, no drivey you!
  • sally 2009/02/09 00:09:39
    Here's my opinon..
    sally
    +1
    I think after a certain age, people should have to take a driving test every 4-5 years or so. I used to work in small store that was inside a small shopping center for about five years. During those five years, I witnessed 6 different times, people intending on parking in front of stores, but instead actually crashing into them. Two of those crashed into the store that I worked at. Fortunately, no one other then the driver, ever got hurt. Every single one of them was over the age of 75. It's very sad, but some people tend to lose their hand eye (and foot for the brake) coordination with age.
  • Joanne sally 2009/02/09 00:34:39
    Joanne
    +1
    lol @ the parking.. I agree the test should be taken in time lengths..
  • Greywolf~In God We Trust~ 2009/02/08 21:26:08
    Here's my opinon..
    Greywolf~In God We Trust~
    +1
    Everyone, should have to take a driving test, every 5 years I think, my last patient, I am a male home health nurse, drove until his 96th birthday, with no collision accidents. His wife still drives, though not often, at age 90. ....
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    nurse drove 96th birthday collision accidents wife drives age 90
  • g!anna 2009/02/08 21:16:03 (edited)
    Here's my opinon..
    g!anna
    +1
    All people should have to take the written test, road test, & a vision test at least every 5 years or so. It seems like an inconvience, but there's people on the road that drive like idiots. It would make the roads a whole lot safer.
  • Joanne g!anna 2009/02/09 00:35:48
    Joanne
    +1
    Right.. Leave no exceptions..
  • thakatchaser 2009/02/08 21:03:23
  • Joanne thakatc... 2009/02/09 00:37:56
    Joanne
    +1
    Rave..* However, I tend to lean towards Giana's statement above..
  • Shay 2009/02/08 20:59:03 (edited)
  • thakatc... Shay 2009/02/08 21:04:15
  • Joanne Shay 2009/02/09 00:38:42
  • cf 2009/02/08 20:56:27
    Here's my opinon..
    cf
    Yes If they have any medical conditions that could cause a fatal accident other wise no.
  • Stinky 2009/02/08 20:35:48
    Here's my opinon..
    Stinky
    You're not getting any younger either. Do you want your license taken away because your driving annoys someone else? If some sort of chauffeuring service can be provided free of charge 24 hours a day then, okay. Otherwise, no.
  • Joanne Stinky 2009/02/09 00:41:09
    Joanne
    lol.. Relax.. Please do not take things personal.. I know nothing about you.. This question was not meant to be rude.. Please be aware of that..
  • Psyann 2009/02/08 19:47:56
    Here's my opinon..
    Psyann
    +4
    I think that we should have to retake our drivers test every 10 years or so. There are 80 year old people on the road who can drive better than some 25 year old people, but then their are those 80 year olds who just don't even need to be IN a car let alone behind the wheel. I think though to stop yells of discrimination, we should just to retake the test every so many years.
  • thakatc... Psyann 2009/02/08 21:05:59
  • Psyann thakatc... 2009/02/08 22:53:48
    Psyann
    +3
    I totally agree. To single someone out just because of their age would be total discrimination. So to take away that factor, we should just all be tested. lol
  • Joanne thakatc... 2009/02/09 00:41:53
    Joanne
    +1
    Agreed..
  • Margot 2009/02/08 19:39:38
    Yes..
    Margot
    +1
    Sometimes older people are dangeourous in car, and the driver license is not any more the same now that when they spent it.
  • Stinky Margot 2009/02/08 20:38:44
    Stinky
    Sometimes they are but so are young kids. Young kids feel empowered once they get behind the wheel and make stupid decisions. (been there, done that)
  • Joanne Stinky 2009/02/09 01:15:53
    Joanne
    Agreed.. However, the kids have taken the test much more recently.. Perhaps maybe middle age..
  • Evan 2009/02/08 19:24:11
    Yes..
    Evan
    +2
    Coming from the retirement state, I must say that a required eye, hearing, and competency test should be MANDATORY every year after the age of 65!! After every accident caused by an elderly person, not having good enough eye sight should be as punishable as being under the influence. Too many people have died cause the elderly, "just didnt realize" how bad their vision effected their driving.

    And BTW, why the hell can I get a $100+ ticket for not wearing my seatbelt, yet I can ride on a motorcycle, free as a bird, with no helmet?
  • Thomas 2009/02/08 19:23:39
    No..
    Thomas
    +1
    There was a time in U.S. history when a elderly individuals family was near enough and involved enough to solve this problem within their own family. Those tighter familial ties stretched out into the community, and the people solved a lot of problems we now lobby government (or allow government to intervene with) for a solution. Strong communities equal less government. Rally round the family...WITH A POCKET FULL A SHELLS!!!!
  • Joanne Thomas 2009/02/09 01:20:42
    Joanne
    Cha-ching I take it..? *Shells*.. Perhaps this is not a goverment plot to help the insurance companies...etc Remember the saying, "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours"..
  • Ptown27 2009/02/08 19:18:51
    Yes..
    Ptown27
    +3
    Honestly, EVERYONE should have to take a driving test every 10-20 years. Can't pass it? Too bad.
  • Evan Ptown27 2009/02/08 19:25:22
    Evan
    +2
    Great answer!
  • Ptown27 Evan 2009/02/08 19:36:26
    Ptown27
    Thank you.
  • Joanne Ptown27 2009/02/09 01:21:55
    Joanne
    Or perhaps meet half way..
  • tone gotti 2009/02/08 19:18:25 (edited)
    Yes..
    tone gotti
    +1
    I think they should have to retake the eye and road test every 5 years after 65.For their sake and mine. retake eye road test 5 years 65 sake
  • jennifer1969 2009/02/08 19:16:48
    No..
    jennifer1969
    +1
    No. Teen agers are much worse drivers. Old people might run into things but at least they do it slow. Respect our elders!

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