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Old 12-19-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO.
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What age should we stop driving?


ME: I had to stop at 50 my eyes arent as good as they use to be.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: NH
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Some people should have never started driving.

You can't use an age, people are different.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I believe that above the age of 80, a yearly driving test should be done.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Honestly, I think over 70 a yearly drivers as well as medical test is needed. There are many good older drivers out there, but there's also far too many who should have their license revoked.

That said, there's plenty more well down in age who should have a thinking break, before they're let out with a vehicle again as well.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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What age should we stop driving?


ME: I had to stop at 50 my eyes arent as good as they use to be.
There is no age per se there is only the ability to navigate the roadways safely ,or not, which can happen at any age.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I drive commercially and (fortunately) there is so much oversight that most elderly truckers aren't qualified unless they are truly able to handle a truck well enough to pass. Read recently where one of Walmart's senior drivers is in his 70's, has more than 6 Million accident and ticket-free miles. They're awarding him a new peterbilt. My guess is that he doesn't run nearly as hard as the young drivers do, though.

We need to address the problem of elderly drivers that can't drive safely. But, for many, you take away their freedom and independence. (Not that that should over-ride public safety). Difficult issue with no easy answers...
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: NH
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There is no age per se there is only the ability to navigate the roadways safely ,or not, which can happen at any age.
Most people seem to start with "or not"
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: United States
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At 65 you should be tested yearly.
I also think that EVERYONE should have to take some sort of a reflex and mental awareness test every 4 years at renewal. Also if you sit halfway through a green light or slow everyone down with super mega slow turns you should not be driving, it's not really an age thing, more of a who should or should not be behind a deadly machine.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Most states have a program where we can report our loved ones as needed to be tested. Too much love and anger to tell someone they should not drive.

I am still driving at 50, my dad will likely lose his right to drive soon at 72. He seems very distracted and recently had a stroke.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Back in Defo....WI
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I dont know at what age it starts, but when going 45 mph scares the hell out of ya----- well maybe time to get out from behind the wheel....
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