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Old 08-30-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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When I pass some slow moving car on the highway, My wife always looks at the driver and then looks back at me and says, he's just an old guy, bout the same age as you!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Normally, older drivers drive too slow, maybe not too slow for them and for their reflexes and mental processing speeds, but too slow for the normal flow of traffic. I guess I haven't reached that point yet, as I still drive like I always have all my life. About four weeks ago I was on a road trip; my route took me through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. On a remote stretch of I-10 in Arizona, I briefly hit 125 mph.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Normally, older drivers drive too slow, maybe not too slow for them and for their reflexes and mental processing speeds, but too slow for the normal flow of traffic. I guess I haven't reached that point yet, as I still drive like I always have all my life. About four weeks ago I was on a road trip; my route took me through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. On a remote stretch of I-10 in Arizona, I briefly hit 125 mph.
I usually lift when I hit 155 mph...but not always!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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How many seniors here carry umbrella insurance?
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Normally, older drivers drive too slow, maybe not too slow for them and for their reflexes and mental processing speeds, but too slow for the normal flow of traffic. I guess I haven't reached that point yet, as I still drive like I always have all my life. About four weeks ago I was on a road trip; my route took me through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. On a remote stretch of I-10 in Arizona, I briefly hit 125 mph.
You rascal!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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Normally, older drivers drive too slow, maybe not too slow for them and for their reflexes and mental processing speeds, but too slow for the normal flow of traffic. I guess I haven't reached that point yet, as I still drive like I always have all my life. About four weeks ago I was on a road trip; my route took me through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. On a remote stretch of I-10 in Arizona, I briefly hit 125 mph.

Maybe it's because I used to be a pilot, but I don't even pay attention to my speed until it hits triple digits.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:11 PM
 
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How many seniors here carry umbrella insurance?
Not a senior of course. However, I carry a million dollar umbrella policy on top of limits of $250,000/$500,000 coverage with my auto insurance. Its one of the best and cheapest investments you can make. I also make sure the umbrella coverage extends the limits of uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverages as well. These, of course, are sources of compensation payable to YOU, if you are struck by another driver.

Do not neglect your insurance needs. Its worth the cost to you.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have carried the million dollar umbrella coverage for years......as soon as I had too much to lose.

I am still not a senior.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Stephenville, Texas
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Some states now renew licenses for six, eight, or ten years. My mom is 81 and recently had her license renewed...it doesn't expire for six years! (Mine expires before that!) Shouldn't there be some kind of legislation where if you are over a certain age you have to be retested, rather than just given a long-term license at any age? And, if you're over a certain age, shouldn't you have to renew in person instead of online?

On a lighter note...I observed a woman (perhaps in her 80's and barely tall enough to see over the wheel) beside me about to turn right onto the Interstate. Hanging out of her gas tank....the gas pump and hose trailing for about 20 feet! Took me a moment to gain my composure before driving on!
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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I have carried the million dollar umbrella coverage for years......as soon as I had too much to lose.

I am still not a senior.
that is the key thing and seniors are often targeted for law suits
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