How Old Is Too Old to Drive?

A 97-year-old man plead innocent to charges of motor vehicle homicide in Barnstable District Court this week. How old is too old to drive? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

A 97-year-old man pleaded not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide this week in Barnstable District Court. An 88-year-old woman was killed in that crash that occurred on August 24, according to the Cape Cod Times.

How old is too old to drive? Have you ever had to tell a parent or a grandparent or a sibling that he or she was too old to drive? How did you get an older family member to stop driving?

Are you an older driver? When do you plan to stop driving, if ever?

Let us know your thought on elders and driving in the comments section below.

JUDITH July 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I have a second home in Barbados, at 70 years old you must get a physical each year in order for your 1 year license to be renewed. This is also for visitors. They are very age conscious, my insurance increased 30% when I turned 60. I think they could wait to do it at 80, but its what works for them.
Margaret Carroll-Bergman July 22, 2012 at 01:33 PM
The physical seems like a great idea, paying 30 percent more, does not appeal to me!
Mel Cross July 22, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Doctors will rubber stamp it. Need to develop a program that tests the reaction, and cognitive skills realated to driving and yearly. MY FIL had a license based on doctors, when he should never have been driving........
Richard Dalton July 23, 2012 at 01:59 PM
As a 72-year old driver, I strongly support testing of anyone over 65. Older people are taking the same risks as the rest of the population if any person hits the road without the necessary sensory and cognitive tools.
Mildred Roberts August 02, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Don't waste time and money with a doctor's physical. Mandatory Driver's Tests and Eye Tests are enough to get Granny off Route 6.


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