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At last, a safety group trying to reduce the driving age

Original post made by Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 9, 2008

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Oops, title should read increase the driving age not reduce.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm

DMV just need to make a harder driving test. At least a third of US drivers are incompetent.

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Posted by Sally
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Sep 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Get rid of the old drivers, surrender your car at 70yrs that will solve the problem

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 10, 2008 at 8:28 am

At 76 I am aware of my diminishing capacities and so I adjust by avoiding extended night driving. I am looking for a driving emulator that can help me recognize and accommodate any health or age related limitations. I believe driving should be limited by performance rather than by age. Insurance companies should develop minimum standards for simulator performance and grant preferred rates to those who demonstrate and maintain driving ability. With GPS it is even possible to limit the range of one's driving and permissible hours. Get with it, Silicon Valley.

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