Should old people be allowed to drive?

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winxfairykay

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I know this is a very....odd fourm topic, but its something that I've been thinking about alot lately.

Most of us know the feeling..getting behind "one of those" people. The ones who go 25 in a 50. And it can get on our last nerves. So my questions to you are...
1. Should old people be allowed to drive?
If there is an age you have to be to drive, shouldn't there be an age when you can't be able to drive?
2. Young and Old Curfew?
Should there be a curfew for older people too? Isn't it hard for them to see at night?? I've heard that as you get older, your night vision gets worse.
3. Do you think old drivers are better or worse than other drivers?
Some people have diffrent ideas. Some say that they are better and more careful, while others say that older drivers are in the way..

What do you think?

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I think that old people should be allowed to drive, beacuse they are my elders, and nobdy has a right to tell them not to drive. But at the same time, they are a danger to themsleves and other drivers. Maybe older people should have their kids drive them around.

Maybe an old people curfew would help. I don't see many old people out at night, but it would help keep them inside from the drunk drivers and those teens on their "joyrides".

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I sometime get annoyed when I see very senior driver driving below speed limit in freeway but as long as they could competently driver their car then they should be allowed to drive. Besides there are way too many younger drivers (me included) who driver way over the speed limit. ^_^'

Not all seniors are going to have night vision problems so having night curfew would be unfair to those who can handle driving at night.

i believe most seniors are much better driver than majority of younger one. I read an article where statistically the highest accidents rate in any age group is teen age drivers which I am not too surprised.

  • Jul 29, 2005

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yes , if you can ^^

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BorisGrishenko

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no ages at all. it should be based upon actual ability, not age.

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  • Jul 29, 2005

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Quote by BorisGrishenkono ages at all. it should be based upon actual ability, not age.


yeah i agree with him, dont matter how old ya are as long as ya can drive good

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  • Jul 29, 2005
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Old people should get off the road as soon as possible. It's not like they got anywhere to go, anyway.

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  • Jul 29, 2005

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Quote by BorisGrishenkono ages at all. it should be based upon actual ability, not age.


yeah i agree with him, dont matter how old ya are as long as ya can drive good


it's the abilities/skills that matters
i've seen so much younger drivers and they drive super slow...ARGhHHh! yes..they get on my nerves...if they're old, it's different, they might have some difficulties but these are youth/twenties/thirties and they drive at snail speed..me gawD
sorry. no offence to those that love to drive slowly. i just crave for speed.

  • Jul 29, 2005
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no they should not

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  • Jul 29, 2005

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it depends really on the type of driver .there are many old drivers who can drive a car in a much better way than any other driver . but i must say this and too bad for old granny that anyone above 65 must not be allowed to drive.(for their own safty).

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The topics in this forum are diverse. ^__^

Anyway, they should have a "AM I TOO OLD TO drive test?". Kinda like a practical exam where they could test if an old person still has the skill to sit behind the steering wheel.

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  • Jul 29, 2005
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I think its risky letting an old person drive, because I have seen how they drive.

  • Jul 29, 2005
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I agree with the idea that it should be based on ability... but since you have to take a test to get a license at a certain age you should also have to take a test to maintain your license...

that's just my opinion though ^^

  • Jul 29, 2005
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I think that there should be a test at a certain age which is given every year to determine an old person's ability to drive......if they fail bye bye driver's licensce, if they pass well they get to keep on driving

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I get annoyed alot by elderly drivers.They seem not to know what a gas pedal is. Some don't even excede 20 moh hour anywhere. Addded to the fact that alot of eledrly drivers I have seen are shoirt and canbarley see above the dash board. So I'd have to say yes there should be an age limit to which you are allowed to drive say 60.

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I think once people reach the age of 65...or maybe 70, they should retake their driver's test.

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  • Jul 30, 2005
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once people hit like the 50 mark, they should be tested more often to make sure they are able to drive.

  • Jul 30, 2005
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I have almost been hit by to many of them cause they can't see

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  • Jul 30, 2005
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Absolutely NOT! I understand there are varying degrees of oldness, but if you're the kind of old that tells you it's okay to make a new left-hand turn when you're in the lane to my right and I'm going straight, you should not drive and you should not be allowed to vote or push a cart around at the grocery store. You may be allowed to tell pointless, meandering anecdotes to your grandlarvae, but don't talk to people at random. You're just making them old too.

  • Jul 30, 2005

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i think that if that 'old' person can't see or think well, then no. but if that person is perfectly fine and has no vision or mental handicap...i think it's fine. old people can drive too. it's not that bad. but just for safety, that person should have someone else with them.

  • Jul 31, 2005

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Old people should not be allowed to drive because their visions are not good enough, their reflections are not quick enough either, it's better to have someone else drive them.

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It's funny how lots of people complain of how they drive slow. Your not gonna get into an accident or get a ticket if your driving the limit or slightly slower. Most accidents are caused by excessive speed, and careless driving. Not to mention Alcohol. Seriously don't get all upset whenever your behind an elderly driver thats doing the limit. Just pass them and get along with the rest of your day. I like to think of their slow driving is a message to all the younger drivers on the road today to slow down a little.

How many of you people were passed by a young driver doin' 30+ km/h over the limit? Or how many of you see younger drivers turning or passing without any signals? Most old drivers I know, don't drive 30+ km/h over the limit, and most I know use their turn signals at every turn, EVEN in supermarket parking lots. Tho it is annoying when sometimes they forget that their signal is stuck on. :nya:

Quote by BorisGrishenkono ages at all. it should be based upon actual ability, not age.

You have the right idea! You can be 80 and still be a competent driver.

Quote by dutchforceOld people should get off the road as soon as possible. It's not like they got anywhere to go, anyway.

Your really gonna hate it when your old and they take away your license just because of your age.

What should happen is for drivers that are 70+ They should be Educated and possibly re-tested whenever they're license is up for renewal. I'm only 22 but I can imagine that the rules of the road were a lot different back then, compared to the rules and regulations of today. You just can't discriminate people for being old.

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  • Jul 31, 2005
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Quote by dutchforceOld people should get off the road as soon as possible. It's not like they got anywhere to go, anyway.

LMFAO they drive too slow.

  • Jul 31, 2005

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Not all older people are slow drivers, and certainly not all older people have bad eyesight, etc. Its a pretty huge statement to say that all older people shouldn't be allowed to drive/have a curfew time when the majority aren't all that bad, a lot of it is simply eggateration and impatience on others' part.

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Quote by crsgNot all older people are slow drivers, and certainly not all older people have bad eyesight, etc. Its a pretty huge statement to say that all older people shouldn't be allowed to drive/have a curfew time when the majority aren't all that bad, a lot of it is simply eggateration and impatience on others' part.

My thoughts Exactly!

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  • Jul 31, 2005

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