Friday, October 20, 2006
Hand over the keys, Gramps.
This is such a sad and depressing story.
"An 89-year-old man who lost control of his car and crashed through a Los Angeles-area street market, killing 10 people and injuring 63 others, was convicted on Friday of vehicular manslaughter."
But it raises important questions we will be asking frequently in the next few decades as the massive Baby Boomer generation retires and heads into old age.
When does it become unsafe for an elderly person to drive? In California you must be 16 years old minimum to drive. Should there be a maximum age?
What options will our society provide to ensure people of all ages can still get around? Responsibly ending one's driving years should be an easy decision that will not mean the end of one's freedom or mobility.
Let the discussion begin...
Posted by Unknown at 4:00 PM