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OK, was about 11am on a hot day in June, I followed a car into the median in my old jobs work truck, there was 1 car infront of me, a Toyota Highlander or whatever. The coast is clear so she starts to go, so I start to go; she changes her mind and stops, I also stop but I hit her at a speed that was so incredibly slow I can't believe I caused damage. I could have done WAY MORE damage with a single punch to her bumper but whatever, it was my own fault so I got a ticket for like, 80 bux and I signed up for the class to get the points erased from my record.

This Saturday I went to the class for it, I was running a lil behind so I took the bike so I could make up the time. During the beginning everybody, sigh, stands and says their name, wtf happened and how much the ticket was. I was the ONLY PERSON who #1 - had a story that didn't exceed 2 minutes and #2 admitted I was entirely at fault for the ticket. Half of the class was old as hell, and the other half were complete morons. The old people that were there told stories that made me sooooo frigging scared to be on the road with my bike, talking about switching over 3 lanes to goto Albertsons like they "always do" and somebody doesn't stop for them, yadda yadda.

So we leave the class, I follow this old ass'd woman around the parking lot to the stop sign and we're waiting for the cars to clear so we can jump on the main road. She comes INCHES, INCHES!!!!!!! of getting soooo owned by an SUV, I couldn't believe wtf I had just seen. We're out of the safety class no more than 5 minutes and this bitch is at it again. Which leads me to the conclusion; after a certain age old people need to have their vision/senses checked ATLEAST once a year.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying old people are the only ones that drive bad but that would be a good place to start, no?
 
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99% of the drivers that almost take me out on the road are old geezers. I agree, they need regular checks, they can be dangerous people.
 
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you should just take the online safety class, it counts the same in this state. If you have not had a ticket after several years you should have 'positive' points. I got a reckless(speeding ticket) and ended up with only 1 point(+5 minus the 6 from the ticket), and took the class for a +4 :p
 

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i was going to take it online, that was the plan but i heard a rumor that they weren't turning in the certificates in time and people were getting in trouble :-X but i mean who doesnt like to sit in a classroom on early saturday morning for, what feels like, eternity
 

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I thought you had to get yearly vision checks if you're over 65 and live in Florida. If not then it should be; especially for THAT state. ;D
 

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they don't need to get their shiet checked...they need to have their license taken away and fed to attack dogs!!! freaky old ppl man, always scare the shiet outta me on the roads...
 

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Reminds me of when I went to class too. 50% were old people, other 50% were dumbasses that should never be allowed to drive period.
 

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One girl was there for the 5th year in a row *last allowed time in ones lifetime* and she was 22. Can you say dumbass? AND she was pulled over on her way to the class, so she claims... amazing
 

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I agree, yesterday morning I was comming home from work (nights) and three people almost pulled out in front of me, all OLD PEOPLE. They were probely going out for lunch, as early as they get.
 

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evilbologna said:
Reminds me of when I went to class too. 50% were old people, other 50% were dumbasses that should never be allowed to drive period.
you not old, so you must me in the dumbass 50% :eek:
 

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i agree, old people are scary on the road! we made my grandma stop driving because she got in two accidents (her fault) and claimed she didnt know what happened. so ya, no keys for you granny. but as far as makin mandatory vision, hearing tests for driving purposes, its "unconstitutional". they tried something like that here in michigan and it was shot down big time. they claimed age discrimination. WTF?
 

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One girl was there for the 5th year in a row *last allowed time in ones lifetime* and she was 22. Can you say dumbass?
Must be a Florida thing. I've taken def. driving at least 6 or 7 times. I'm pretty consistent and once every two years getting a ticket. No accidents, though. I'm from Texas, by the way. I have a CLEEEEEEAN record, too.
 

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I have been almost side swiped at least a half dozen times by gray haired people that don't look or can't see and I see them do the that wrong lane turn across 2 or 3 lanes all the time... I just come to expect that any person with gray/blue hair and can barely see over the wheel is just an accident waiting to happen and I avoid them like the plague by passing or somehow putting distance between them.

I think after 50... people should have to have the eye test and do a driving (not written test) every other year at least to keep license. When I get old and if told I can't drive... so be it. ;)
 

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My dear grandmother was one of those stubborn people who continued to drive up to her 90s. She lost her license and still drove (when she could get away with it.) We took away her keys and she still drove. We finally had to sell her car to get her to stop driving. Between the time that she lost her license (at around age 82) to the time we finally sold her car (age 91) she had caused more than 8 serious accidents.

Fortunately, most of those were single vehicle. One time she completely trashed her carport trying to back the car in. And the last accident she had was major. She ran a stopsign and T-boned a little Chevy Caprice literally tearing it in half and sending a lady to the hospital with internal injuries. I was afraid they were going to lock her up, but we agreed to sell her car and not allow her to buy another one. That was enough for the cops and the lady luckily.

Another thing that bothers me is that insurance companies will keep insuring really old people--even give them huge senior citizen discounts--when they have no business being on the road. Sometimes when they don't even have a license---like my grandmother. I mean it was lucky that she dd have insurance, but she shouldn't have since she didn't have a license.
 
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