Older Drivers Have New License Requirements, Left Blinker On

On Saturday, a new law goes into effect requiring drivers ages 79 and over to renew their licenses in person, and drivers ages 86 and up to renew every two years and take a vision test. It’s always good to see common sense prevail in the Lege, not so good that it takes a senseless death for it to do so.

I, for one, don’t think the law is strong enough. But then again, I think roughly 98 percent of everyone I encounter on the road should not be behind the wheel, and often daydream about forming a covert paramilitary unit to disappear said drivers into a “reconditioning” program. (Trey, you down?) Also, someone needs to get this law passed in Florida post haste. Driving down there, with the retirees in their giant Buicks and almost nothing to lose, is like playing Frogger.

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