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Old 08-04-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Not yet. I am 70 and still carry my horses to the vet, when needed, using an F-350 dually/standard shift and 4-horse open stock trailer. I can still back that trailer anywhere the vet tells me to; sometimes I think he's testing me------

My insurance company finally stopped dinging drivers just because we turn 70, so that helps. Hopefully I can stay chargeable accident free.

I also worry about those texting drivers. Dumbdumbdumb and more dumb----------
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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I am 40 and would love to never drive, hate the traffic, people, etc. I live in suburbs and would prefer to be in the big city to walk or public transport everywhere, however, have lower expenses where I am. I would love to have a driver, like the rich do at my beck and call.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I take my example from my mum, who a few years ago handed over her car keys and said, "I would never ever want to be that old person who hit the gas instead of the brake . . . ".

I'm hoping there are driverless cars when I choose to do that. If not, I'll d*mn well learn to use Uber/Lyft/whatever-comes-next. (My mum has learned how to work with the offerings of the CCRC facility she lives at plus friends/family/local transit. I expect I'll still be at home . . . )
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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No, not anytime soon.

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Old 08-04-2017, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I thought I'd be tooling around town into at least my 80's but this last knee mess got me thinking more and more and I don't miss driving and traffic around here is NUTS. It's amazing MORE are killed in the cross walks, walking slowly and talking and/or texting. Everyone stops for them. We beep our horns and they give you the finger.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Not yet. I am 70 and still carry my horses to the vet<>
Wholey cow, I'm impressed!
"No , really" :-)
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I have no plans nor any desire to quit driving. I drive between Alaska and Arizona twice a year. Several times I pulled a cargo trailer. After 50 years I still enjoy getting behind the wheel and going places. I'm a firm believer in having the latest safety technology, like blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and a large nav screen for a nice sized backup camera display. Adaptive cruise control with stop/start capability makes rush hour traffic much more bearable if one lives in a large urban environment, which fortunately I don't. The problem is that the people who would benefit the most from this type of technology are the ones most resistant to using it.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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OP let your conscience be your guide. Your reasoning makes you an intelligent thinking person. The savings in insurance premiums alone would probably be enough to take alternative rides to where you need to go.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:12 AM
 
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I'm good with Uber, Lyft but I dread the idea that one day I might have to try to persuade DH to give up driving. He's a few years younger than me and still has better than 20/20 vision, so fingers crossed that I'll be gone before that day comes.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I'm good with Uber, Lyft but I dread the idea that one day I might have to try to persuade DH to give up driving. He's a few years younger than me and still has better than 20/20 vision, so fingers crossed that I'll be gone before that day comes.
20/20 is not the issue. Since my cataract surgery I am better than 20/20. My depth perception is poor however, so driving is a risk I have to take for now. We avoid night trips, though.
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