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Old 02-07-2019, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In another 16 years I will be 100. I wonder if I will still be able to drive.
Your biggest problems will probably be chewing your food and staying awake long enough to watch the end of a TV program.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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In another 16 years I will be 100. I wonder if I will still be able to drive.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721ruh2tDqk
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Yeah, I question if the man bent over and leaning on a walker is a safe driver.

I know cabs and Ubers are expensive, but it is probably time for him to stop driving. I also realize this is a guess, based on a picture. But that is my feeling.

I can only imagine how they manage to live by themselves, if that is the case.

On the other hand, they are lucky to have each other in their advanced age.

The young men sound like basically good guys. They stepped up to help because they saw a need. I am glad their actions were caught on camera and shared.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:45 PM
 
Location: East Cobb, GA—>Dallas, TX
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As long as you pass your driver's tests and are have the proper eyesight and coordination, then you are allowed to drive.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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Give me a 100 year old driver whose attention is on nothing other than driving his car over some younger twit texting away while on an interstate highway any day...….Especially those 'so-called professional driver's' piloting 70,000 lb commercial rigs.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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Uber and driverless cars will help the elderly live more independent lives.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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Uber and driverless cars will help the elderly live more independent lives.
How do you figure that?

Elderly people can take cabs now ó except for rural areas where there is no taxi service ó and clearly they donít, to any large degree. Same for Uber.

I find Uber quite expensive. Why do people think driverless cars are going to be cheap?
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:00 PM
 
Location: KY
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If we keep waking up each day, at some point we all will get there. And no one will like it when the day comes they get their car keys taken away from them.

What many people do not understand when they are "taking" their loved ones keys away for the better good, that person giving them up...is giving up their last bit of their personal freedom and independence. It has to be done, buts its a hard hit to the gut for them.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:10 PM
 
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If we keep waking up each day, at some point we all will get there. And no one will like it when the day comes they get their car keys taken away from them.
Speak for yourself. I only drive because I have to. I long for the day that someone tells me that I have to give up the keys. LOL
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:26 AM
 
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I think the most shocking thing about the story was that the driver was 100 years old.
that, and that he was still driving.
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