These incidents are a result of the very lax rules governing the licensing of elderly drivers. Unless you have been dealing with an elderly family member on the question of when they should stop driving you probably are unaware that so long as the driver has a clean record the DMV only requires that a driver pass the written exam and an eye test. No driving test is required.
I believe it is time to rethink our driving laws. Let's test drivers more thoroughly and more frequently. Lets encourage family members to approach their loved ones with an open and honest discussion when it is time for them to quit driving.
I would also like to encourage our state representatives to look into making some necessary changes.
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