Another 70-sumthin year old driver crashed

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  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    This is the 2nd 70+ year old driver involved in a serious/fatality crash lately...perhaps we need to start retesting the elderly CDL drivers after 70

    If anyone has delivered to the Dollar General or Walmart D/C's in Alachua, FL, this is the intersection you turn at to get to them...


    Fatal car crash shut down parts of US HWY 441 in Alachua
     
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    Just because someone is 70 years old that doesn’t mean they have years of driving a big truck. It also doesn’t mean that they were a good driver to start with.
     
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  4. brysol01

    brysol01 Light Load Member

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    How does that have anything to do with the dump truck running a red light
     
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    rachi Road Train Member

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  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Statistically the oldest drivers are safer. I don't mean 90 but sure, well in to 70's. Ask your insurance agent. They are the cheapest to insure and that means the safest. No two ways about it.
     
  8. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    After a certain age your reflexes slow, your reaction time slows, your thought process slows, your eyesight fades. Heck, I am in my mid-50s and can tell a difference from when I was in my early years of driving. There is a reason elderly car drivers are often time the ones who hit the gas instead of the brake and mow down pedestrians or make a drive thru in a building that wasn't there before..
     
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  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Not in our case. My mother-in-law who was in her 70's was insured on her car only so she could keep her drivers license as an ID. When she passed away and we dropped her from our coverage our insurance costs were almost cut in half(she had my wife's name on her car and she was insured thru our agent). It was almost as expensive as when my kids were teen age drivers.
     
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  10. Wasted Thyme

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    You are 100% correct. The older you get the higher your Auto insurance does become. For those exact reasons.
     
  11. TheLoadOut

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    The way I see some people drive regardless of their age it must not be even on their mind the thought of glass, steel, aluminum, hot fluids, penetrating their bodies until it's too late, or causing someone's demise, or a whole family for that matter. And for what? Rushing to get a load of paper towels to the grocery warehouse where you're going to sit anyway regardless of being on time or not, or trying to be some kind of hero to your dispatcher because it was a "hot" load and you were just the guy for the job. Way too many distractions these days. I have no need to speed, I just enjoy the ride. The load gets there when I get there.
     
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