I’ve often heard the pet peeves of many and observed myself some of the dangerous driving habits of our senior citizens. And I’ve heard many people with the same idea “Why don’t seniors have to get retested say every 3 years once they pass the age of say 70?”
I’ve never got a good response to as why no law has been put into effect for this.
My guesses would be:
- According to statistics (insurance companies) there really is no problem and seniors do not cause more accidents.
- Politicians are afraid they would lose the support of the senior community if they ever tried to enact such a law.
- Somehow it’s illegal (age discremenation?)
I know a lot of seniors drive well and more power to them. But I also know there are a lot of seniors that, given a modern day road test, would never be able to pass. A law like this seems in the interest of public safety but never seems to come up? Why?