I like the other poster is age 65. In (49) years of driving, have had only 2 accidents, the 1st at age 16 and the last in 1996 (21 years ago).
When you get old like me, we learn to become patient vs young kids are not, thus the reason for young kids like you have more accidents, don’t pay attention and take more chances.
We (wait) before turning to make sure it is safe, whereas young don’t and think they can avoid hitting another car. I turn (off) my phone while driving, thus not distracted, nor texting. We usually obey the speed limit and whereas young in many cases have no clue what it is, nor realize they are going at least 15 to 20 miles over the limit.
When I drive, I look at (all) cars around me in all the lanes, not just the car in front of me, since if I see other cars braking, then can expect that the car in front of me could suddenly brake or change lanes.
As a general rule, most families will be the ones that will want to have their love ones to stop driving, if they see that (mentally or physically) they are having problems. My (late) husband stopped driving 3 years before his death, since I realized his “mental” and disability made him unsafe to drive, thus took away the keys and I did all the driving.
Do you think old people should retake their driving test when they get to about 65?
noticed loads of old people are real *****ty drivers, almost crashing and stuff
- Not necessarily. Many do not have to get to jobs, so their driving is not during rush hour.
Their Doctors KNOW about their medical conditions and DMV talk to doctors. So, "Old people who have been practicing their driving since age of 16, (so 50 years of repetitive experience) KNOW WHAT the rules of the road are...compared to someone who just got his driver's license. FASTER does not mean you are better. You just not been hurt yet. You have not had all the experiences of say 50 winters of driving on ice, snow, sleet, hail, whiteouts, good roads, no roads, seeing 10 cars in front of you and being ready for the unexpected. They understand traction control.
. Which is WHY young car drivers car insurance is so high. Always has been and always will be. Accident statistics PROVE IT WITH NUMBERS OF ACCIDENTS AND AGE. It is always the young ones.
My mom is 82 and has been in only 1 accident where the young 17y.o. male behind her rear-ended her while he was on his CELL PHONE. She had been driving since 1968
So the kid was at fault. Why should she need to retake her driver's license when he was 100% at fault? Answer that honestly...then look at your own driving habits.
Now, try to snatch the pebble out of my hand, Grasshopper.
Common sense is more important than reaction speed...just so you don't get into situations.20
- Though The DMV barely accommodates what they do as it is, I wonder how it could take on additional testing. New drivers deserve to be retested more frequently, but if they haven't gained skill and safety in their first year and fail a test, they need probation and to be tested every 6 months until they pass tests 100%. After that, test every 5 years .00
- I think everyone should have to re take their drivers test every 5 years or so, i just turned 16 and got my licence, its amazing how many drivers have no clue how to drive01
- No I don’t.00
- I am 64 and never had an accident that was my fault. So no.10
- Yea. After 60 they should take a test every5 years. They're reflexes arent so good anymore01
- 65? You must be a millennial.
Just so you know, almost getting into an accident is called not getting into an accident. That's the way it is for anyone of any age, because almost doesn't count for squat. Almost crashing is like almost winning the lottery or almost having sex, because it's one of those things that either does or doesn't happen.
Where I live, mandatory re-testing is done for all drivers 80 and over every five years. But if public opinion ruled, the minimum driving age everywhere would be raised to 23.00
- I used to think that but as I'm now uncomfortably close to that age, I of course say no. Sure some old people are rubbish drivers, they probably have been all their lives, a lot of 18yos are too. Some will improve, others won't.00
- Having been a professional driver with more than 1,000,000 miles safe driving experience, older drivers are usually more cautious but sometimes too diminished to drive. It's still better than over-confident, distracted, hurrying to get to the mall, which is more often than not, YOU.00
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