Since I got out of the hospital, I have was almost hit a numerous amount of times by horrible drivers. Not drivers talking on their cells, not drivers putting on make up, not young and irresponsible drivers, but OLD PEOPLE that simply can't drive. Maybe back in the day they new how to drive, but now a days, you see older people swerving on the road b/c they can't see over the steering wheel, going about 20 miles under the speed limits b/c they don't want to go fast, slamming on their brakes for I don't know what, and almost killing my family in the process.
I think that when you reach a certain age, 70ish, you should have to retake the driving test every 5 years. I think that it should be mandatory. Some might think that the younger drivers cause most of the accidents out there but I think older drivers cause just as many when you compare the ratios, drivers to accidents.
Anyone else with me?
In another relevant story. My two year old was almost hit by a car while my husband took him out for a bike ride. She couldn't have been more than 16 years old going 35-40 mph in our neighborhood. Our neighborhood consists of 2 streets, no one should go that fast. Plus she drove in the middle of the road. My husband had to pick my son and his bike up and throw him into the grass to avoid being hit.
He cussed the girl out and her mother came out of their house telling my husband that he was being too hard on the girl. Mind you I just gave birth to a baby and I am not supposed to go out of the house. But something compelled me to go to this woman's house. When I got there, the daughter answered the door crying hysterically. I calmly looked at her and said "you could of killed my child today" she kept saying how sorry she was. I took her in my arms and held her. I said, "you could of, but you didn't. So I hope that you slow down and be more careful." I said a few other things...I couldn't believe I was the one calming her down. But I wanted to make an impact. But her mother was a bitch. She said she didn't think it was that close, but the daughter fessed up and told her it was.
Law number two....no drivers license till your 18...OR, 16 years old ...to and from school and work, no friends in the car past 1 additional passenger, no cell phones. Mandatory Rookie driver signs.
What do you say to that?