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Unread 04-21-2010, 08:36 AM   #11
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I also take defensive driving every couple years ,it helps on the auto insurance and I learn something every time .
I have to go to defensive driving every 3-4 years!!
My last Biggie Infraction falls off in Dec 5/2010!

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Unread 04-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #12
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All good points guys. Let me make myself clear though. I am NOT saying that elderly people should not be allowed to drive, nor people over a certain age. We have elderly coming into our store every day that are sharper than I am (that's not saying much though). But I do believe that age, mixed with declining mental or physical abilities is a bad combo.

In the case of the gentleman who drove through the wall, he was a local, had lived here most of his life. He was simply "confused".

I don't know what, if any, solution there may be and I'm certainly not advocating any kind of a witch hunt.. These were simply isolated instances I onserved and commented on. I hope I didn't offend anyone or their relatives.

BTW, I realize "all the time" in my original post was a poor choice of words.

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Unread 04-21-2010, 01:21 PM   #13
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These were simply isolated instances I onserved and commented on. I hope I didn't offend anyone or their relatives.
No offense taken Mark. You brought up a good subject for discussion.
After reading these comments I am thinking of taking a defensive driving course.
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Unread 04-21-2010, 01:37 PM   #14
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We're all good. Just good friendly discussion. I joke constantly about people of different ages and I jokingly sterotype certain people by the vehicle they drive. For example, I always give Volvo drivers a wide berth on the road. They often seem to think, because they drive a 'safe car' they can be oblivious to the rest of the cars on the road. (I'm also still holding a grudge against the guy in the Volvo that back out (BACKED OUT!) of a gas pump area at a mini-mark and torn the right side of my C5 up. I'm also scared of people on the Interstate in their Dodge Caravans or Chrysler Minivans. They are usually doing about 25 mph over the speed limit with their bag of oranges in the back window, 2.5 kids with mouse ears on. The most aggressive drivers seem to be those in those little ragtop Jeeps (Not sure what they're called). Usually a 25 year old with a wife-beater t-shirt on, tailgating and zigging and zagging in and out of traffic.
Hope I haven't left anybody out. I try to be an equal opportunity offender.
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Unread 04-21-2010, 02:56 PM   #15
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No offense taken Mark. You brought up a good subject for discussion.
After reading these comments I am thinking of taking a defensive driving course.
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There's no problems here. All good points. Every age and gender has it's problems. I almost think some sort of remedial testing for everyone should be mandatory...at least skills wise, every 4-5 years.....WTF do I know?

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...For example, I always give Volvo drivers a wide berth on the road. They often seem to think, because they drive a 'safe car' they can be oblivious to the rest of the cars on the road.

Oh ****! You've met my wife

...Hope I haven't left anybody out. I try to be an equal opportunity offender.
Nope, you seem to be doing just fine....carry on
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