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As a driver, in Ontario, who just turned 80 last year, I was required to do a test to prove that I am still capable of driving. It will be repeated every two years for the rest of my driving life.

I don't resent the test. I would resent having my licence automatically removed because of my age.

I do resent that the older driver is targeted while the younger driver who seems to be in spectacular crashes; the drunken driver who continually drives; and the driver with poor driving skills, continues to go on their merry way causing destruction on the highways.

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How about:

mandatory behind the wheel testing (in conjunction with eye and knowledge testing) for anyone above age "X",...

and also for anyone involved in an injury-producing traffic collision or a history of 2 or more minor traffic collisions in a two year time period?

How would that be unreasonable?


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Some of the best pictures of my dad are from his drivers licence.
He would have a big sh*t eating grin from ear to ear.
Passed another one.

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Planning wrote:

How about:

mandatory behind the wheel testing (in conjunction with eye and knowledge testing) for anyone above age "X",...

and also for anyone involved in an injury-producing traffic collision or a history of 2 or more minor traffic collisions in a two year time period?

How would that be unreasonable?
So how about we make that x = 16, not what do you think of the idea?

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troubledwaters wrote:

Planning wrote:

How about:

mandatory behind the wheel testing (in conjunction with eye and knowledge testing) for anyone above age "X",...

and also for anyone involved in an injury-producing traffic collision or a history of 2 or more minor traffic collisions in a two year time period?

How would that be unreasonable?
So how about we make that x = 16, not what do you think of the idea?


No problem for me whatsoever. Those that can, do.

And if I cannot pass it, I do not belong on the road, regardless of age. Performance talks, everything else, including BS, walks.

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Hopefully, the trajectory of the self driving car is going to cross my age before my driving skills diminish to a dangerous level. I look forward to crawling into the back seat and telling Alexa to drive me to the Opium Den.

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Planning wrote:

troubledwaters wrote:

Planning wrote:

How about:

mandatory behind the wheel testing (in conjunction with eye and knowledge testing) for anyone above age "X",...

and also for anyone involved in an injury-producing traffic collision or a history of 2 or more minor traffic collisions in a two year time period?

How would that be unreasonable?
So how about we make that x = 16, not what do you think of the idea?


No problem for me whatsoever. Those that can, do.

And if I cannot pass it, I do not belong on the road, regardless of age. Performance talks, everything else, including BS, walks.
Well I have a problem with it. I don't like the idea of creating BS laws to fix non-existent problems. In the grand scheme of things considering the trillions of miles driven every year, the system seems to be working just fine like it is.

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

Hopefully, the trajectory of the self driving car is going to cross my age before my driving skills diminish to a dangerous level. I look forward to crawling into the back seat and telling Alexa to drive me to the Opium Den.


x2


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troubledwaters wrote:

Planning wrote:

troubledwaters wrote:

Planning wrote:

How about:

mandatory behind the wheel testing (in conjunction with eye and knowledge testing) for anyone above age "X",...

and also for anyone involved in an injury-producing traffic collision or a history of 2 or more minor traffic collisions in a two year time period?

How would that be unreasonable?
So how about we make that x = 16, not what do you think of the idea?


No problem for me whatsoever. Those that can, do.

And if I cannot pass it, I do not belong on the road, regardless of age. Performance talks, everything else, including BS, walks.
Well I have a problem with it. I don't like the idea of creating BS laws to fix non-existent problems. In the grand scheme of things considering the trillions of miles driven every year, the system seems to be working just fine like it is.
"non-existent problems". Hmm, it would seem that the fact there were around 5,000,000 accidents last year with over 37,000 fatalities might refute your insistence that "the system seems to be working just fine like it is". Sure looks like it could use a little improvement to me.


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troubledwaters wrote:


Well I have a problem with it. I don't like the idea of creating BS laws to fix non-existent problems. In the grand scheme of things considering the trillions of miles driven every year, the system seems to be working just fine like it is.


The very first post in this thread proves that there is indeed a problem, and that the system is NOT working just fine.

And for some reason, at a time when there are more drivers on the road than ever before, most public school systems have eliminated driver education from their curriculum. EWe also have more and more older drivers who face a future of deteriorating skills, yet many states no longer do road tests at the DMV, nor do they require one for license renewal.

* This post was last edited 02/12/18 04:12pm by drsteve *   View edit history


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