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Old 08-16-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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If the kids were intent on inheriting their parents' money - they can kiss that goodbye. The estate will be sued.

I'd check your state laws to see if children can be held liable.

My dadinlaws doctor told him to stop. Did not report them to the DMV. He simply let his license expire.

WE reported them both to the DMV - and now the DMV will not let us know what happened nor the status of their licenses.
Doesn't matter to me anymore....both of my parents are dead and I don't have children.

BTW.....when my father started to get dementia.....he kinda just forgot about driving......but we left the car in his garage.....we just disabled it so it wouldn't start.....just in case.

Didn't come up with my mother, she died at 65.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:42 PM
mlb
 
Location: North Monterey County
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Good News....The State of California DMV has summoned my 91 year old mother-in-law in to "take a test"

The inlaws called this morning.... all in a huff. "We got a letter. We have a serious situation". Husband played stupid - they did not suspect him/us.

She may not pass the written test.... her anxiety will not allow her to focus.

They are so worried about this "exam" they forgot to tell us she recently fell - again.

More worried about their driving privileges than their health.

I hope the DMV takes action. Then we can come in and push them more toward assisted living.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Good News....The State of California DMV has summoned my 91 year old mother-in-law in to "take a test"

The inlaws called this morning.... all in a huff. "We got a letter. We have a serious situation". Husband played stupid - they did not suspect him/us.

She may not pass the written test.... her anxiety will not allow her to focus.
They are so worried about this "exam" they forgot to tell us she recently fell - again.
More worried about their driving privileges than their health.
I hope the DMV takes action. Then we can come in and push them more toward assisted living.
I salute you and your husband for doing the right thing. May it all work out for the best. And by that I mean may your in-laws loose their licenses. Now your next hurdle may be what to do if they loose their licenses but continue to drive anyway - God forbid.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I salute you and your husband for doing the right thing. May it all work out for the best. And by that I mean may your in-laws loose their licenses. Now your next hurdle may be what to do if they loose their licenses but continue to drive anyway - God forbid.
There's clearly two parts to this type of operation. First, the license. Then, take the keys and drive the car away.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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I salute you and your husband for doing the right thing. May it all work out for the best. And by that I mean may your in-laws loose their licenses. Now your next hurdle may be what to do if they loose their licenses but continue to drive anyway - God forbid.
yeah thats a big hurdle too,my 85 yr old father in law is physically able to still kick....err....defend himself of all things he forgets he remembers to hop in his car and drive to the grocery store every night.
he doesn't buy anything it is kind of a freedom drive. his license has been taken away so was his car....he bought another one
he wont travel to far but once the police catch him and take his car it will be his death sentence for sure,
we just hope he doesn't hurt anyone .
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Plus the children can be sued on the basis they knew their parent was cognitively or visually impaired but failed to act. This happened a few years back in Dallas.
It's possible. But it would have to proven that they knew.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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My fantasy will take place thirty years from now on my 80th birthday. I will be wealthy enough to hand over my car keys to my hired driver Hoke. He will get paid very well to be at my beck and call. I promise I won't be a snit like Miss Daisy - he can stop to make water whenever he needs to, and I won't be a back seat driver either.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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So I see this slow moving vehicle in front of me straddling two lanes. I get nervous. As I get closer I see its a Buick. Now I get scared. Upon closer inspection I see no head above the head rest. Now I panic.

Time to make a U-turn and get to hell out of there.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I guess 100 may be too old to drive.

Police: 100-year-old man drives onto sidewalk, hits 9 children, 2 adults near LA school - The Washington Post
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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I'm still driving pretty good at 102. I just don't [usually] get in the fast lane on the Interstate.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/us/california-school-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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