(This is one of the many drafts that has sat half-finished for a month, waiting for my lazy rear to get in gear finishing touch.)
I decided it was time to share something that drives me absolutely nuts: slow, elderly drivers.
Please stop groaning. You know my puns amuse you.
For some reason, when we go places, I drive. It’s certainly not because 1. I get motion sickness when I’m in the passenger seat for too long or 2. because I’m the worst backseat driver since I have no depth perception thanks to my bad vision. Nah.
I inherited a slight case of road rage from my mother and sister, so I am easily annoyed when I’m on the road. I can’t stand being behind drivers who drive 15 mph under the speed limit on a one lane road. I am irked when people don’t pull over/ slow down/ stop when an ambulance is flying down the road, trying to get through.
What really gets me though, is slow, elderly drivers. I see story after story about 208-year-old Grandpa causing a pile-up because his pacemaker interacted with his hearing aid, making him swerve and bump the car in front of him.
Now don’t get me wrong- I see nothing wrong with old people driving if they are able to drive appropriately. But I think the DMV needs to consult me as to whether or not certain people should be on the road. If one of their staff would go with me, I could quickly point out the bad drivers as I fly past them at 70 mph.
I also think that any old person who has a hearing aid, glasses, pacemaker or any type of technology implanted on/in their body should be required to take a driver’s test after a certain age.
That being said, a lot of younger drivers really need to do the same thing… just not me. I couldn’t pass the stupid cone test if my life depended on it.