Should there by an age limit for driving?
If you don’t normally read our letters page, today’s a good day to start. Every single letter is a response to a note that ran Dec. 23 from a Wasilla man who wonders why people over 65 are allowed to get behind the wheel.
Here’s the original letter:
Threat presented by elderly drivers calls for action to keep them parked
Why do we let people over 65 drive? Obviously it's dangerous for other people because the elderly do not have the reaction time capabilities to stop or turn when they need to. After reading the article about the man getting killed because some elderly man rammed him into oncoming traffic, I am startled about driving anymore ("Sedan driver killed in crash involving pickup, box truck," Dec. 16). We need to do something about this. I am always reading about the elderly crashing into something or someone. It could be your child or loved one next that an elderly person crashes into because they are confused as to which pedal is the brake. Please do something.
And click here to read the many unhappy replies.
Finally, look for a story by Lisa Demer about seniors and driving on Monday.