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Old 08-29-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I don't mind doing it myself. You seem to have an anger issue.
As a senior, I'm certainly beginning to develop one due to delusional youngsters who don't look at or comprehend simple statistical evidence that they have it all wrong and THEY'RE the ones who need to be tested.

Do they give out handicapped placards for ignorance?
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Again, comparing apples and oranges. The lesser rate of accidents for the elderly car is generally due to a greatly reduced rate of regular road travel because they are not on the roads commuting to work and doing work related errands.

For a study to have any meaning, you have to have comparable factors:

In a random study comparing 1,000 drivers age 25-64 driving 100 miles per week with 1,000 drivers age 70-95 driving 100 miles per week on similar roads and highways [in good weather] [in fair conditions], it was found that the rate of accidents were

For each age group: drivers hit by other drivers
__% fatalities __% injury

For each age group: drivers causing the accident
__% fatalities __% injury

Something along those lines--specific.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I don't mind doing it myself. You seem to have an anger issue.
And, to add to this issue, even at my age I find myself experiencing geezer brain and sometimes wonder about my health. I have no problem with being tested for my safety and that of others.

Why are you so volatile about this?
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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As a senior, I'm certainly beginning to develop one due to delusional youngsters who don't look at or comprehend simple statistical evidence that they have it all wrong and THEY'RE the ones who need to be tested.

Do they give out handicapped placards for ignorance?
57 is a youngster?
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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And, to add to this issue, even at my age I find myself experiencing geezer brain and sometimes wonder about my health. I have no problem with being tested for my safety and that of others.

Why are you so volatile about this?
Yet another pejorative example of ageism!
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Oh please...my best friend is 68 and we are always complaining about geezer brain.

Some people have no sense of humor.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Oh please...my best friend is 68 and we are always complaining about geezer brain.

Some people have no sense of humor.
Actually, I have a great sense of humor. You just haven't been funny. And comparatively, yes, 57 is a youngster.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Elderly drivers pose policy-making challenge

http://www.stateline.org/live/ViewPa...&contentId=156


"...but in Nevada, applicants for renewal-by-mail over age 70 must include a medical report." (still true, Nevada folks??)
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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I don't mind doing it myself. You seem to have an anger issue.

Then say that, rather than lumping all us Seniors together. Soon you will be a senior, and then you'll have to deal with the age discrimination issue, something you don't have now. When you start to be discriminated simply on the basis of age, then you can talk to me about an anger issue. Until then...... When you go into a store to buy something, and the clerk doesn't have the item, and then tells you that Sears doesn't make that tool, and in a condescending way, says, "You'll be fine with that one....SIR" as if I'm too daft to know what I'm doing, when the reality is that the young clerk doesn't know that the larger Sears stores have multiple varieties of the tool...

A more realistic reference would be to require testing after age 75 when things often do seem to slow down. OR.... simple testing for reaction time, peripheral vision, or might be worthwhile for everyone after age 50.

Of course..... who is going to pay for this????

BTW, I also have a great sense of humor. Soon these things will happen to you. its especially galling when I know that if this young dude and I ran a race together I could run him into the ground.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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In Australia once you reach 75yrs. of age you have to have a doctors check up and every year thereafter, balance, reflexes etc. and an eye test.
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