>doing speed limit of 50mph
>cars to the left and right of me on a 3 lane
>coming up to intersection
>full solid green, been green a while, no hint of yellow
>10pm so very few cars out
>see little pissant in turning lane headed my way
>watch him run the light and try to turn as I'm right there
>sees he isn't going to make it
>slams on his brakes IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOD DAMN INTERSECTION
>I slam on my brakes cause nowhere to go (thanks to shitasses on either side of me who slam on their brakes too)
>brace for impact.exe
>stop within fucking INCHES of his shitbox 90s rolla
>I see handicap tag on mirror
>was a fucking old dude who could barely see over the god damn wheel
>cuss him out like a fucking Irish sailor
>he has to back up just to pull out from in front of my vehicle to get going again
Why isn't there a fucking drivers test for these old coffinstuffers once they hit a certain age yet? They are a danger to the people on the road who are actually worth a damn.
General old/retarded drivers stories thread.
MY FUCKING GRANDPA
Actually, fuck the greentext story. He was driving me and nana back home from a diner, and we came to a 4-way. He ignores the stop sign and blows RIGHT THROUGH the intersection while taking a LEFT TURN when there is ONCOMING TRAFFIC. We barely missed a fucking DODGE RAM, maybe by a foot or so. Old fucks' excuse? He saw a green light. AT A STOP SIGN.
Hardly his first offense, he makes one or five every time I drive with him, but that was his worst. I'm just jumping in the drivers seat next time, I don't care if he thinks I'm a "maniac" for going 9kph over the limit and take corners at more than 0.1g
He's looking to get a new car now. What is the most safe/nanny-tier you can buy? He won't buy Nip because MUH PEARL HARBOUR but he likes Korean cars for some inexplicable reason.
but really people like him shouldn't even be on the road. He did exactly what happened to me in the op post.
As much as I agree with most of them being very bad drivers, there's a simple reason why they are still allowed to drive: because if they were forced to give up cars the retirement homes would be choke full.
Let's face, my grandparents are still well capable of taking care of themselves, but the chance of them getting to the doc without a car is literally 0. So they end up driving about 5 routes that they have to regularly, and ask relatives to drive them for anything else. As much as I'd want them to stop driving for everyone's safetey, it'd take the little mobility and independance they have left...
It's probably the same way with the rest.
They are aware that they are bad drivers. But they lack alternatives.
>My Grandfather is unsafe on the road and cannot be trusted
>Being family it is my duty to take his license away
>Instead I think we'll buy the safest car we can for the inevitable wreck he'll have
>He could cause millions of dollars in property damage and medical bills and destroys others lives
>But he's my grandpa so I want a safe car for him.
my dad used to complain about teenage drivers all the time
we used to get into epic battles of teenagers vs. seniors: who is worse
until is brand new toyota was written off by an 80 y.o. woman
no more fighting
No you idiot. First off there is no weight sensors, it's induction loops. Secondly that shit is calibrated to the stop line. If someone completely overshoots the line the sensors ain't gonna pick up shit.
Tell that to the guys who made the ones around where I live. Stopping at the line gets you waiting forever at an empty intersection, stopping with the front wheels on the crosswalk gets you a green light.
>Why isn't there a fucking drivers test for these old coffinstuffers once they hit a certain age yet? They are a danger to the people on the road who are actually worth a damn.
Because this country is a geriocracy.
lack alternatives? i don't think so. Uber, Lyft, hell, even a traditional taxi.
I was talking to my father about this today. I think that once people hit 60, a driving test (written included) should be mandatory every other year, once they hit 70, it should be mandatory annually, 80? fuck i want to say manning a vehicle should be illegal but that's not very fair.
guess i can throw in a story as well
>riding my r6
> oncoming traffic is fucked
>suddenly an old man turns on a double yellow trying to get into a shopping center
>break like a motherfucker
>honk my horn
>make a "what the fuck?" gesture
>old man flips me off
the worst part is that they don't even realize that what they're doing is illegal and will eventually kill somebody
Illegal in my country, because commercial driving needs special licenses.
Would sum up to about 500€/month approximately.
Theoretically possible, but not affordable.
I totally agree that they'd better stop driving completely. So do they. But, well, doesn't work.
Also, there's no reason to start additional tests at 60. People start getting real problems past 70, except if they've been really bad drivers before. And I've seen 80 year-olds actually compete rather well in hillclimb racing here. So general bans would be stupid.
That isn't how it fucking works. The sensors do not work off of weight. They work off of electromagnetic interference. The induction loop creates a magnetic field that is disrupted when a car stops over it.
Weight Sensors at a red light are not a thing.
I lost my 87 FC to an old bitch who tried to pull out into a main road without checking for oncoming traffic (meaning me). She was so old she had trouble speaking, and literally had to call her son to drive over and help her with the police report. Fucking old cunt shouldn't be out of the house unescorted, much less driving.
>He won't buy Nip because MUH PEARL HARBOUR but he likes Korean cars for some inexplicable reason.
Maybe because those are two completely different countries? Korea having never attacked the US while Japan killing many innocent people and taking thousands of POWs?
A couple days ago I was trailing behind an old F-150 which was driving behind a Camry.
Out of nowhere, this old fuck in a mid-2000s Buick makes a left out of a McDonald's parking lot, right in front of the Camry. Camry slams on its brakes, missing the Buick by maybe six inches. Guy driving the F-150 couldn't react fast enough and rear ends the Camry. The Buick drives off without a care in the world.
Thankfully I was far enough behind that I wasn't really at risk of causing a pileup, but it really fucking irked me that it was 100% the Buick's fault, and the old bag got away with it scot-free. Should have got the plate number and stuck around, but I didn't.
In Ireland, relatively rainy day. I'm following my grandfather out to a garage/workshop so I can drive him home while his car gets serviced before the NCT (basic roadworthiness test here in Ireland).
We get separated at a red light about halfway through my hometown and he just keeps on going because to be completely honest he was a bit of a halfwit at the best of times.
Anyway, I'm not too bothered because I know the way to where we're going and assume he'll pull up at a parking space to wait for me or something.
NOPE. Nothing doing.
He stops on the median between the northbound and southbound slip-roads (on-ramps) at the far end of the town to wait for me.
Then he proceeds to cut me off while getting back onto the road.