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Old 12-26-2022, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'll bet most of the old farts that insist on driving to their own funerals would be willing to hang a drunk driver, too.
Way too much focus on drunk drivers.

You do realize that sleep deprived drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers, as it's been well-prove But there's no tests yet to measure someone's sleep.

Then there are those with medical episodes that cause accidents.

I'm a much more careful driver after having a beer at a bar and driving home. Get a DUI today, you may as well curl up and die. So coming from the bar I keep my eyes on the speedometer, I dare not go through a yellow light, I look and look everywhere. Sober, I don't take those precautions.
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Old 01-05-2023, 07:48 PM
 
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That Green Valley Grin Comes From Living Good Again!


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Old 01-06-2023, 08:28 AM
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That Green Valley Grin Comes From Living Good Again!

Greenvalley communities are 55 and over. It's more like 80 and over. God bless them! But, wow the accidents and crazy drivers! It's a great place for retirees in a certain age and finance bracket. It's clean and home owners keep thier neighborhood beautiful.

I'm 65, retired and I'm renting in one of the Desert Hills communities until my new home construction is complete. Moving here was certainly a wake up call for me. I hope I recognize when my abilities to operate a car safely are impaired by my age.
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Old 01-11-2023, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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If you know of some unsafe driver in your community, you can contact DMV as they have a couple options of reporting an unsafe driver which is anonymous.
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:56 AM
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If you know of some unsafe driver in your community, you can contact DMV as they have a couple options of reporting an unsafe driver which is anonymous.
How do you report an entire zip code?
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Old 01-13-2023, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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I don't think it is just Green Valley. All of Tucson is a nightmare for driving. Everyday there are horrible accidents both on the side roads as well as the 10. The drivers here are very impatient and rude. And then there are all the hit and runs. It seems like there is at least one a day.

I am very afraid to drive here.
And it's not just old folks, either.
Red light running is a way of life for many people. A friend and I were out running errands yesterday and started tying to guess how many cars would go through after the light turned red. Up to 3, in our limited sample.
None of those drivers were old, just people who think they're entitled to do whatever they want, no matter how impolite or dangerous.
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Old 01-13-2023, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Way too much focus on drunk drivers.

You do realize that sleep deprived drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers, as it's been well-prove But there's no tests yet to measure someone's sleep.

Then there are those with medical episodes that cause accidents.

I'm a much more careful driver after having a beer at a bar and driving home. Get a DUI today, you may as well curl up and die. So coming from the bar I keep my eyes on the speedometer, I dare not go through a yellow light, I look and look everywhere. Sober, I don't take those precautions.

Sounds like typical drunk driver rationalization.
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Old 01-14-2023, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Sounds like typical drunk driver rationalization.
I worked at a nursing home for 18 years in Las Vegas.

Over time, 2 nurses had accidents on the way home, due to working 2 12-hour shifts. One rear ended someone at a stop light, another fell asleep at the wheel, and luckily she jumped a curb and landed in an empty lot. She could have crossed the center line and killed someone.

At the nursing home I took care of an somethat worked at the test site north of Las Vegas. Working too many hours without sleep he fell asleep at the wheel and his car rolled over a number of times in the desert, and he was left a paraplegic. Yes, he could have cross the center line and killed someone.

Sleep deprived drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers. How much more do I have to do to emphasize the dangers of sleep deprived drivers?
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Old 01-19-2023, 07:48 AM
 
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And it's not just old folks, either.
Red light running is a way of life for many people. A friend and I were out running errands yesterday and started tying to guess how many cars would go through after the light turned red. Up to 3, in our limited sample.
None of those drivers were old, just people who think they're entitled to do whatever they want, no matter how impolite or dangerous.
We have learned to wait when the light turns green just for that reason. To see who runs the red light before we venture forward.

Driving here is very stressful.
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Old 01-20-2023, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I moved down to Santa Cruz county last year and make a regular runs to Green Valley.
People, GV is about the safest, least stressful populated area I've ever driven in. The roads are wide, well marked, lights are timed better than most places.



Go ahead and complain about older drivers and lets swap that "older" with Asians, women, Mexicans, "damn" kids, or whatever other generalized stereotype you want to use, it's all worthless.



Want to know the real GV story? Look at the data. Want to find worse roads/traffic? Go to any other populated area, heck you only have to go as far as Tuscon to get overwhelmed.
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