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Old 18th January 2010, 15:55   #76
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Our authorities have got to make the driving tests more stringent AND enforce the same.

therefore anyone who is fit and has good eyesight, can be allowed to drive.

Im just thinking of my dad and other experienced drivers of his age group and how terribly irritated they would be if their freedom to drive were curtailed.
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Old 18th January 2010, 16:13   #77
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But that is more easier said than done especially in a corrupt system like ours ! In today's scenario, in case an elderly person failed in the driving test, it would only mean that he or she would have to shell out more moolah to obtain the license !
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Old 18th January 2010, 16:30   #78
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In a corrupt and careless and inconsiderate country like ours, not allowing people above certain age to drive will never ensure that there are more safe drivers on road.

It will only ensure that less elderly people drive on road , and that some rich,insensitive, show-off and yet some more not so rich but equally uneducated pure morons, will only find less aged people and innocent families to kill and hurt.

No.!! I firmly believe that from 16-90, the only condition for permitting people to drive on roads should be :

1. their education (at least graduate)
2. knowledge of rules
3. driving sense

Cops should be given the powers to suspend a license on road if they find a person flouting traffic rules. Of course, The COPS SHOULD BE WILLING TO PERFORM THEIR DUTIES THAN LOOK THE OTHER SIDE.
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Old 18th January 2010, 16:54   #79
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Yes, it should be banned for oldies till the time we have more stricter laws & their enforcement is made breachless.
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This is strange, It will hit senior citizens hard who's childrens are away.
Even Waren Buffet drives himself in US , he is over 75.
Its because we dont have traffic sense is a issue and not age.
those in 20's some of them drive rashly
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Tomorrow's news today...

In response to a PIL filed by a senior citizens' body, the courts have ordered the government to pay each car-owning senior citizen above the age of 75 years, a monthly support of Rs.5000 to employ a driver, since they are debarred from driving themselves. The amount will be subject to annual review to keep up with inflation. The prices of cheap used cars have skyrocketed as a result in the last 2 days. A 35-year-old Ambassador now commands a price of over seventy thousand rupees.

In another development, it was reported that the sale of hair colouring agents has more than doubled in the last 10 days, and there is an acute shortage of all brands across the country. High usage of hair colouring agents has been noted by various agencies, among white-haired persons driving cars, who are allegedly being frequently stopped and harassed by the traffic police in different parts of the country on the pretext of checking their age. The police are refusing to believe the date of birth printed on their driving licences, and are asking the drivers to produce their birth certificates with photos in original.


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SS-Traveller - a great one - but you missed one key part. "Govt. is now considering an increase in new vehicle tax by 2% to support the 5K monthly stipend to senior citizens. "

Seriously, i find restricting a person from driving because he's over 75 to be unethical. What if the person is healthy and drives well? Why are we forcing senior citizens to be dependent on other people?
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There are two categories of elderly drivers.
1. One who learn driving at their younger ages and continues to drive
2. One who started to drive after sixties

The second category of drivers seems to have been causing more number of accidents.I personally have been a victim of being hit from back while walking on the right side of the road by a sixty five year old man who just got license and was driving a scooty.

The first category of drivers seems to be more responsible.
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This cant be generalized with a simple yes/no option. Owing to the sensitivity of the topic, it is best if license validity is decided on a case-by-case basis, respectfully.

After all, a nation cant give a verdict that its aged citizens have to be dependant on others compulsorily.
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It appears that Delhi is thinking about banning drivers above 72!

What matters if fitness and not age. Have not heard of such a thing anywhere in the world.

Crazy as hell. In fact this group is probably the most law abiding of the lot. They drive almost totally locally, and their sole source of mobility may be the car!
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I agree with you here - this is quite stupid. I'd have thought the existing renewal period for licenses took care of that

Simply.
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Isn't this more relevant in the should older people be retired from driving thread? In any case, how about some links sgiit? And if they're only thinking about it, its the sixty year olds that should be more worried since it'll take about that long before it actually comes into effect
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I would consider this as this country neglecting the senior citizens. Are there any such laws banning senior citizens drivers in any countries? In my opinion this is proposed as it is much simpler to ban them from driving than passing stringent RTO laws for road test.
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really stupid law, they should really think about restructuring the licensing process than banning people from driving.
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It appears that Delhi is thinking about banning drivers above 72!

What matters if fitness and not age. Have not heard of such a thing anywhere in the world.

Crazy as hell. In fact this group is probably the most law abiding of the lot. They drive almost totally locally, and their sole source of mobility may be the car!
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Today' Times of India Bangalore edition also thinking in the same way.
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