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Why their should be an age limit on drivers license

Wrong-way driver hits motorcyclist in northbound US 59 HOV - Houston Chronicle


Lemme tell you, this guy had to try hard to enter the HOV lane going the wrong direction here....I dunno how the f*&K he did this.

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I disagree on age limits. There needs to be better education/training/retraining. If you can't pass a retraining, you're done until you can.

And I'm not talking like traffic school crap, I'm talking about actual hands on driver training on what to do when in a slide, brakes lock up, etc etc. Nearly as good as amateur racing.

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And I'm not talking like traffic school crap, I'm talking about actual hands on driver training on what to do when in a slide, brakes lock up, etc etc. Nearly as good as amateur racing.
This would eliminate about 80% of the driving population...

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I heard in Texas that they were talking about some litigation that would require people over a certain age or with certain infractions on their records to be re-evaulated after a certain point to confirm they are fit to drive. I'm not saying anyone over a certain age needs to have their license yanked automatically, but I definitely think it's a good idea after a certain point they definitely need to be re-evaluated. Hell, I'm 41 and I have to admit I can't turn my head like I used to when I was 21. Couple of spills off a bike and other stuff make stuff not so limber any more.....

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Yeah I agree, they shouldn't just take them away, but there really needs to be an additional evaluation done routinely past a certain age. This is ridiculous, I'm telling you this guy had to be FULL ON out of it to get onto the HOV lane in Houston going the wrong way.

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This would eliminate about 80% of the driving population...
Exactly!

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this problem will just get worst as the boomers ages....

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this problem will just get worse as the boomers age....
This will continue with all segments of the population, not just us boomers. If you were a bad driver/rider upon licensing you will most likely continue to be one through your "road life." Just because you have a license, does not mean your are proficient................it means that you met the minimum requirements on that day with that examiner.

As we age, our physical abilities diminish and hopefully our mental ability will compensate, but there is no guarantee.



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I disagree on age limits. There needs to be better education/training/retraining. If you can't pass a retraining, you're done until you can.

And I'm not talking like traffic school crap, I'm talking about actual hands on driver training on what to do when in a slide, brakes lock up, etc etc. Nearly as good as amateur racing.
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This would eliminate about 80% of the driving population...
Exactly, if not more... The drivers around here are mostly idiotic and have no common sense, and no ability to keep momentum going in a safe manner, aggravates the hell out of me...


As lax as driving standards are for the general population, I do think people over a certain age (say, 70, 75, or so?) should have to pass some type of driving test once every year or two to be able to drive.

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Exactly, if not more... The drivers around here are mostly idiotic and have no common sense, and no ability to keep momentum going in a safe manner...


As lax as driving standards are for the general population, I do think people over a certain age (say, 70, 75, or so?) should have to pass some type of driving test once every year or two to be able to drive.
Exactly, that's the freakin point! Driving is not a right, its a privileged. One that should be earned. If you can't earn it, you're SOL.

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