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should there be a age limit

should there be an age limit to when old should no longer be allowed to renew their driver license?

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Asked by FreeSpriT4eva at 9:47 AM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think that people should be retested every ten years. My Mom has a driverse license.... she hasn't driven in over 20 years, I would rather hitch hike than get into a car with her.

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 9:49 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • How about just making the test harder rather than an age limit. Or making a set age that you can no longer just renew without retesting.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:51 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I don't believe there should be a set age limit, however older drivers need to have vision, reaction time, etc. monitored from time to time. I'd rather meet a 75-year-old driver on the road than a 25-year-old on a cell phone! Yes, there are older drivers who should not be driving but there are also plenty of younger drivers who should not be driving (especially distracted driving).

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 9:52 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • yes. for the most part, the majority of 'elderly' are influenced by medication(s), natural declines in health/senses..and they always want to drive huge cars!! (why is that?)
    both my M/D(82,86) are no longer able to drive themselves. heart medications make them 'woozy', not clear-headed, their reaction-time is nil, their strength isn't there..they just can't compete with younger drivers. its been two years since they've had keys to their car.
    of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, but still..overall, there is a certain age that things just don't flow well, and being 'in control' of a car isn't a good idea.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:53 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I think everyone should have to retake the driving test written and physical every 10 years. Laws change, reactions change and it would make our roads allot safer.

    Answer by wildwiccan83 at 10:12 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I agree..that they should have stricter rules according age

    Comment by FreeSpriT4eva (original poster) at 10:23 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I agree with not the age but do a TEST, driving Test...

    Answer by kids_r_gr8 at 10:37 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • No. Some people may be fine to drive at 85. Some might not. It wouldn't be fair to stop everyone.

    Answer by mompam at 10:54 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I think once a certain age, perhaps the driven should be given every few yrs. My Papa is 97 and still drives! Can you imagine being the young clerk at the BMV when he goes to renew? They see his date of birth is 11/12/13...YEP 1913 holy crap!

    Answer by salexander at 12:04 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Yes, there should be both written and practical driving (including vision) tests needed for older folks to renew their license. pass all 3 or do not drive- of course, that would require taking the keys away because plenty would still drive without the proper license. My parents are 75 and are not safe night time drivers (vision issues) and do not drive in unfamiliar places-


    Answer by Sisteract at 5:49 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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