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Old 12-05-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Addled elderly motorists continue turning Bay State roads into a demented demolition derby - plowing onto a town hall lawn, toppling cemetery gravestones and tooling around aimlessly on tire rims - as lawmakers stall on mandating stricter driving tests for seniors.

One woman in her 70s banged into a detail cop - and then drove off laughing.

Senior drivers’ greatest hits - BostonHerald.com
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Bah!

Elderly drivers have elevated crash rates per mile driven, especially for fatal crashes. However, compared to teens, elderly drivers have much lower crash rates per capita. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

In raw numbers, teenaged drivers are involved in more traffic crashes, including fatal ones, per driver and per mile driven than older drivers. (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)

For both men and women, drivers aged 16 to 19 years of age have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group. (California Department of Motor Vehicles)
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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One woman in her 70s banged into a detail cop - and then drove off laughing.
I think black humor just goes right over the heads of some of you younger folk.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Addled elderly motorists continue turning Bay State roads into a demented demolition derby - plowing onto a town hall lawn, toppling cemetery gravestones and tooling around aimlessly on tire rims - as lawmakers stall on mandating stricter driving tests for seniors.

One woman in her 70s banged into a detail cop - and then drove off laughing.
Musta mostly been those pesky, #!^$&* Boomers again!
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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yep'the rate of crashes and especailly fatal crashes involving those under 25 is really high. That is why most states law require insurance compnies to insure them as most won't if given a choice.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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I'm only 59, soon to be 60, but I think the biggest menace on the roads today are the kids who drive while texting or talking on their cellphone. It never fails, you see an idiotic move on the roads, you look over, and it's someone with either a phone to his/her ear or their doing the two-thumb thing while driving.
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