Old people shouldn't allow to drive

Oracle / Eng iLoveEarth
Feb 16, 2018 25 Comments

I was waiting for a red light this morning and the huge ass Cadillac in front of me went full reverse as soon as the light turned green. An old lady jumped out said she didn't see me because I was too close to her car and she was trying to turn right and on and on about her friend working as a fraud detective. I know it's not a big deal since only the front bumper has been damaged. It surely scared the shite out of me. You know it when you see a huge car in front of you with reverse lights on. It's the feeling when you can only honk and see the inevitable.

I don't understand why she was acting like I would actually earn anything from this accident and couldn't stop talking about she being 62 and I'm too young. Got her state farm card with name and address. People say she would probably lie by saying I hit her if I file a claim. Fucking made my day. I say DMV should have more rigorous tests for old people to renew license, not only vision but also general driving skills and reaction time.

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  • Amazon mhmhm
    Get a dash cam, solves a lot of this bullshit.
    Feb 17, 2018 2
    • Facebook Aqweduct
      Russian?)
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      AmlEvil

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      Too late now...
      Feb 17, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng OpenBobs
    I agree, and not only old people. People should need to pass race track style exams if they're going to be allowed to use 80 mph death machines.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    Guest15

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    Guest15more
    Did you call the cops to get a report? It’s really really important to get an official report ASAP so the story can’t be twisted later.
    Feb 17, 2018 6
    • Facebook / Eng
      Guest15

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      It doesn’t take that much time to get a police report on the scene. Also, when it comes down to insurance payments, deductibles, etc. it really can end up being worth the money to make sure the right person is at fault.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Oracle Marx Herd
      👆👆THIS👆👆 assuming you live in California with already jacked up rates, this could bite you in the ass if she files a claim on YOU!
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng iLoveEarth
      OP
      She didn't write down my insurance ID though. Can she still file a claim?
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Duck Creek / Eng Fat Dump
      Yeah she can. If they ask her about it, your insurance company will give her your info and ask if you want to file a counter claim (well ask if she does...) and then the liability comes into play. Never ever ever ever ever leave the scene without getting a police report. Stupid thing to do. Just wait for it...it’ll come back to bite you in the ass if you don’t.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Amazon Pies
      In a lot of places police won't come out for minor accidents unless you are blocking traffic, all you get is a case number.
      Feb 17, 2018
  • Lyft xmgzzx4
    You're lucky it wasn't someone willing to accuse you of sexual assult. Be careful and keep those distance in check.
    Feb 17, 2018 2
    • Oracle / Eng iLoveEarth
      OP
      Yeah I will just abandon my car if I see any meet too hastag in front of me next time.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Lyft xmgzzx4
      Seriously dump that car and save your livelihood. You can buy another car but not another career
      Feb 17, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    AmlEvil

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    Yeah, those people are right, you probably won’t get far with your claim that she hit you.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Baidu / Eng
    abd

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    Get a dash cam. It's super cheap.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • Apple Libruhl
    Only reason why old people don’t have to pass driving tests is that they vote.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng
    Ternary ?

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    62 isn’t that old. Most people are still working. But I agree that licensing should become more frequent with age. I though it did.

    I remember the day we had to take the wheels away from my grandma because she could barely see. It was so demoralizing for her to lose her freedom. But that’s exactly we need services like uber/lyft and eventually autonomous pod cars for senior citizens.

    Licensing in general is very weak here. In Germany for example you need to test for both daytime and night time driving. Licensing is very extensive and costly. And as a result they have more skilled drivers.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Zeiwkf5
    Two words: dash cam. I’ve had one for years. Best $80 investment and has already saved me once.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • New
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    The day I upgraded from sedan to a truck, I' got a dashcam. Best decision ever.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • New / Eng SnkH68
    Just makes me think of my nearly 80 year old grandma telling me several years ago that as long as I check my mirrors I'd be fine on the road. This being said in the context of you don't need to look over your shoulder to check your blind spots. She drives a massive suv. Terrifying and amazing. 😂

    Hope you are able to get it figured out and she doesn't try to come after you for something she is 100% at fault for.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng iLoveEarth
    OP
    I was actually on my way to an interview so no time for that.
    Feb 17, 2018 1
    • Duck Creek / Eng Fat Dump
      Could’ve and just should’ve taken pics on the spot first off, video record whatever you can since you’re in a public place and it’s for her and your safety, and submit evidence to the interviewer/company and they’d most definitely reschedule.

      Are you afraid of an old lady?
      Feb 17, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng -l
    Short people should not be allowed to drive full size SUVs.
    Most dangerous place in Seattle area is parking lot near Bellevue Uwajamaya where tiny Asian ladies getting out of the parking in their escalades, MDXs and pathfinders. They can't see anything in front of the car unless it is like 50feet away.
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • New pyIW30
    Nice rant grandpa
    Feb 17, 2018 0