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   Legislative proposal that would require drivers 80 years of age and older to take a cognitive test to determine whether or not they are capable of getting behind the wheel. Naturally, only old people have a problem with this

19 Jan 2013 09:21 PM   |   4778 clicks   |   Omaha World Herald
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Earguy    [TotalFark]  
Fine. EVERYBODY gets the test, if it takes a lot of senile drivers off the road.

19 Jan 2013 08:32 PM
jehovahs witness protection     
Farmers markets rejoice.

19 Jan 2013 08:33 PM
Solon Isonomia     
Not sure how to fight this one - age isn't a suspect class.

19 Jan 2013 08:41 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
"They're discriminating against us," Harre said, drawing nods of agreement from three friends gathered at the Lake Street Senior Center in west Lincoln.

You're drawing nods of agreement from your opponents as well - you're damned right I'm discriminating against you.

In other news my grandmother is still driving, and always drives drunk, ~90yo. But that doesn't prove anything.

19 Jan 2013 08:44 PM
sgnilward    [TotalFark]  
Which way to the farmers market?

A)Doesn't matter stomp on the gas instead of the brake

B)Doesn't matter stomp on the gas instead of the brake

C)Doesn't matter stomp on the gas instead of the brake

D)All of the above

19 Jan 2013 08:46 PM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
Good.

Winters are hell down here in Yuma, Arizona because of the old drivers.  Earlier, I was behind someone who came to a stop while making a right turn.  Nothing blocking the path.  I waited a bit, then honked.

He gave me the finger.

It's just a matter of time before that guy hurts himself or others.

I spotted this in town a few weeks ago:

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19 Jan 2013 08:51 PM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  

L.D. Ablo: Good.

Winters are hell down here in Yuma, Arizona because of the old drivers.  Earlier, I was behind someone who came to a stop while making a right turn.  Nothing blocking the path.  I waited a bit, then honked.

He gave me the finger.

It's just a matter of time before that guy hurts himself or others.

I spotted this in town a few weeks ago:

[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 299x400]


Wow, I know that feel, bro

/lived in Tucson for many years
//and not as a snowbird, but as a recent import from LA
///......not sure what's worse, to be honest

19 Jan 2013 09:00 PM
Amos Quito     
Old drivers can get off my lawn!

19 Jan 2013 09:01 PM
Shostie    [TotalFark]  
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19 Jan 2013 09:04 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
That age needs to be lower.

19 Jan 2013 09:07 PM
Apos     
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"You'll have to pry the keys out of my cold, dead hands, ya hear me?!"

19 Jan 2013 09:10 PM
DON.MAC    [TotalFark]  
If they can't pass the test, how will they remember they can't still drive?

19 Jan 2013 09:11 PM
doczoidberg     
How much will they friggin charge for the test?

That's really the only problem is see.

19 Jan 2013 09:25 PM
kabar     

L.D. Ablo: Good.

Winters are hell down here in Yuma, Arizona because of the old drivers.  Earlier, I was behind someone who came to a stop while making a right turn.  Nothing blocking the path.  I waited a bit, then honked.

He gave me the finger.

It's just a matter of time before that guy hurts himself or others.

I spotted this in town a few weeks ago:

[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 299x400]


As a fellow Yuman, THIS. My hate for snowbirds knows no bounds.

19 Jan 2013 09:27 PM
rdyb     
Sentence that subby wrote in reference to a cognitive test. Naturally subby is greenlit.

19 Jan 2013 09:28 PM
stiletto_the_wise     

Earguy: Fine. EVERYBODY gets the test, if it takes a lot of senile drivers off the road.


The olds would still be the only ones having a problem with it. Inside they know what a menace they are behind the wheel, but they're too proud to admit they need to stay off the road.

19 Jan 2013 09:28 PM
Suckmaster Burstingfoam     
Wow, if only you could administer a cognitive test to determine whether someone is allowed to own guns. Like, anyone exhibiting psychosis e.g. belief in government conspiracies, lizard people, or Biblical creation.

I just solved your stupid gun problem, USA.

19 Jan 2013 09:30 PM
lewismarktwo     
Ok, but we gotta provide a free low cost taxi service for the aged.

19 Jan 2013 09:32 PM
Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Wow, if only you could administer a cognitive test to determine whether someone is allowed to own guns have children

.

FTFY

19 Jan 2013 09:33 PM
lar_m     
Competency Testing ?

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19 Jan 2013 09:35 PM
Randomly     
Remember that guy that killed all those people at the movies? The old guy that drove through the farmers market killed just as many and injured more.

The guy with the gun will get life in prison if not executed. The old man got probation.

Why the difference? Old people vote, crazy people don't.

19 Jan 2013 09:35 PM
jehovahs witness protection     

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Wow, if only you could administer a cognitive test to determine whether someone is allowed to own guns. Like, anyone exhibiting psychosis e.g. belief in government conspiracies, lizard people, or Biblical creation.

I just solved your stupid gun problem, USA.


Same goes for keyboards. Some people wander away from the subject and start spouting off at the mouth. They are truly lost.

19 Jan 2013 09:35 PM
RandomRandom     

Earguy: Fine. EVERYBODY gets the test, if it takes a lot of senile drivers off the road.


We have a winner. Give everyone the test.

/Can't wait until some 40 year old Derp fails

19 Jan 2013 09:36 PM
MrHappyRotter     

Randomly: Remember that guy that killed all those people at the movies? The old guy that drove through the farmers market killed just as many and injured more.

The guy with the gun will get life in prison if not executed. The old man got probation.

Why the difference? Old people vote, crazy people don't.


Or it could come down to intent. But don't let reality spoil yer buzz.

19 Jan 2013 09:38 PM
Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  

Randomly: Old people vote, crazy people don't.


Crazy people vote in droves.

19 Jan 2013 09:38 PM
No Such Agency     
Suckmaster Burstingfoam:
Wow, if only you could administer a cognitive test to determine whether someone is allowed to own guns. Like, anyone exhibiting psychosis e.g. belief in government conspiracies, lizard people, or Biblical creation.

I just solved your stupid gun problem, USA.


Question 1: Do you wish to own a gun?

Any answer other than "No, it disgusts me, but I have literally no other way to feed my family than through hunting, for which use a firearm is efficient and relatively humane" would naturally result in a permit denial.

19 Jan 2013 09:38 PM
Thisbymaster     
If they don't want discrimination then everyone will take it. Which is fine with me, have people take it every two years.

19 Jan 2013 09:39 PM
rocketpants    [TotalFark]  

Thisbymaster: If they don't want discrimination then everyone will take it. Which is fine with me, have people take it every two years.


How about ten years. Sounds like a pain in the ass.

19 Jan 2013 09:42 PM
Mithiwithi    [TotalFark]  
The real problem is the fact that its impossible to be independent in most of this country if you can't drive.  Unless Grampa's kids live near enough and have the time to drive him around everywhere, if you take away his car you might as well put him in a home.

That's the thing that keeps otherwise reasonable old people driving long after they're too blind, slow of reflex, or senile to drive.

No, I don't know what the alternative is, at least until self-driving cars are commercially available.

19 Jan 2013 09:43 PM
whidbey     
Nice, but we really should be putting all of our resources into establishing a decent regional/national public rail transportation system. Then we wouldn't have to be worrying so much about who or who would not be driving in our bright future.

19 Jan 2013 09:43 PM
ThatGuyFromTheInternet     
Isn't 80 too late to start testing the geezers?

19 Jan 2013 09:43 PM
stirfrybry     
Roadhog!!

19 Jan 2013 09:43 PM
iaazathot    [TotalFark]  

SilentStrider: That age needs to be lower.


^^^^^^This^^^^^^

19 Jan 2013 09:45 PM
CasperImproved    [TotalFark]  
I don't give a fark what they think.

If you can't pass an annual drivers test (including the actual driving) at the age of 65, you should have your keys taken away from you.

If you can't understand that? You shouldn't be on the road at all.

19 Jan 2013 09:46 PM
bubbadave1056     
Should be required for ALL AGES.

19 Jan 2013 09:47 PM
GeneralJim     
Earguy:
Fine. EVERYBODY gets the test, if it takes a lot of senile drivers off the road.

You win. This is the way to do it. It's WAY too easy to KEEP a license most places. In Hawai'i: LOTS of drinking ---> LOTS of drunks ---> LOTS of drunk driving ---> LOTS of lost licenses. Mopeds and bicycles are big here, and a surprising number use them because it's that or nothing. So, people without licenses can still get around. People unable to think properly should not be driving. Never happen, though, because the state is heavily Democratic.

19 Jan 2013 09:47 PM
Farxist Marxist    [TotalFark]  
They should add Chinese women driving Mercedes Benz to the list.

19 Jan 2013 09:48 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Wow, if only you could administer a cognitive test to determine whether someone is allowed to own guns.


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I'm ok with this.

19 Jan 2013 09:51 PM
sweet-daddy-2     
I'm 63 and know damn good and well that 70 is to old for a lot of people to still be driving.I plan on being smart enough to quit while I'm ahead.Old fart knockers scare the hell out of me,worse than young whipper snappers.

19 Jan 2013 09:51 PM
BWeed6     

DON.MAC: If they can't pass the test, how will they remember they can't still drive?


Just hide the keys.

19 Jan 2013 09:52 PM
GeneralJim     
whidbey:
Nice, but we really should be putting all of our resources into establishing a decent regional/national public rail transportation system. Then we wouldn't have to be worrying so much about who or who would not be driving in our bright future.

Typical dumbass statist solution. Pick a method that disrupts a city by requiring massive construction, costs an arm and a leg, and uses more energy per person-mile traveled, on average, than traveling with one person in a car. Obamatravel.

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19 Jan 2013 09:53 PM
Huck And Molly Ziegler     
I am fine with this. We're not saying they MUSTN'T drive, we're just saying they should prove they CAN.

Road-test ME when I'm 82. I won't be offended. We can even play Justin Bieber on whatever the classic rock radio station is at the time.

19 Jan 2013 09:54 PM
take_flight     
I moved in with my grandfather to take care of him years ago. He was still driving and after hitting a parked car, several garbage cans on the side of the road, and parking in a spot already occupied at the grocery, (all on separate occasions), I suggested to my mother he turn in his licence. The man was a menace in an Eagle.

" But what if he hits a kid riding their bike down the street?", I asked her. She told me that the child shouldn't be riding in the road. Ha! (This is the same woman that didn't want me to get him a scooter because all she could envision was a slow speed police chase on the highway!)

Finally, my insurance company wanted to raise my car insurance because he was a licensed driver in the household without his own insurance. We went to motor vehicles that day and traded his licence for a non-driver ID. Problem solved. Money talks mom!

Anyway, it's a tough decision for them because it's their freedom, I mean...how are they supposed to make their getaway when someone tries to throw them in the old folks home or after they get caught peeing behind the soda machine outside the store?

19 Jan 2013 09:55 PM
smitty04     
"This is about saving their lives, as well as the lives of others on the road,"

Locking up all Black people would cut crime in half.

Both are examples of discrimination.

19 Jan 2013 09:56 PM
whidbey     

CasperImproved: I don't give a fark what they think.

If you can't pass an annual drivers test (including the actual driving) at the age of 65, you should have your keys taken away from you.

If you can't understand that? You shouldn't be on the road at all.


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LET GO OF ME MOTHERFARKER! I WANNA LIVE BY _MY_ RULES!

19 Jan 2013 09:58 PM
Begoggle     

GeneralJim: Earguy: Fine. EVERYBODY gets the test, if it takes a lot of senile drivers off the road.
You win. This is the way to do it. It's WAY too easy to KEEP a license most places. In Hawai'i: LOTS of drinking ---> LOTS of drunks ---> LOTS of drunk driving ---> LOTS of lost licenses. Mopeds and bicycles are big here, and a surprising number use them because it's that or nothing. So, people without licenses can still get around. People unable to think properly should not be driving. Never happen, though, because the state is heavily Democratic.


LOL yeah it's Obama's fault.
This has nothing to do with political alignment, friend.

19 Jan 2013 09:58 PM
way south     

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Wow, if only you could administer a cognitive test to determine whether someone is allowed to own guns.


Cool, let's do that for voting too.

19 Jan 2013 09:59 PM
ProfessorOhki     

GeneralJim: whidbey: Nice, but we really should be putting all of our resources into establishing a decent regional/national public rail transportation system. Then we wouldn't have to be worrying so much about who or who would not be driving in our bright future.
Typical dumbass statist solution. Pick a method that disrupts a city by requiring massive construction, costs an arm and a leg, and uses more energy per person-mile traveled, on average, than traveling with one person in a car. Obamatravel.


Hint 1: How much R&D goes into mass transit v. auto. Hint 2: Do you think people study improving mass transit for fun or do you think that maybe there needs to be a demand to drive improvement?

If you still need help, ask.

19 Jan 2013 10:00 PM
FizixJunkee     
Yeah, everyone should have to take a cognitive test as well as retake the actual driving exam on a regular basis.

19 Jan 2013 10:02 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     
But aging is fantastic and no one would ever want to be young again. Old drivers drive by wisdom and experience, they don't need things like working eyes, non-decrepit brains and reflexes.

19 Jan 2013 10:04 PM
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