When should people stop driving?

When should people stop driving?

There’s frequently talk about how often we should retest old people so they can keep a driver’s license. Sometimes you hear of people who have decided to stop driving after a very high profile accident, such as this one we found on the BBC’s site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7347339.stm

The long and short of the story is that 93-year-old Jack Higgs, who hadn’t had an accident in his 76 years of driving, managed to write off one Porsche (Carrera) and substantially damage another (911) in his 600 quid Ford Fiesta. On a Porsche showroom forecourt. Despite the Fiesta ending up on its roof with Higgs dangling in the driver’s seat, he managed to extricate himself and walk away pretty much unscathed. The former Pentecostal minister has decided to quit driving and puts his lucky escape down to some serious praying action over the last few decades (our words, not his).

We’re not sure whether Higgs may have inadvertently believed that Porsche manufactured the Diablo (‘devil’) and decided to put the dark lord in his place once and for all.

There’s frequently talk about how often we should retest old people so they can keep a driver’s license. Sometimes you hear of people who have decided to stop driving after a very high profile accident, such as this one we found on the BBC’s site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7347339.stm

The long and short of the story is that 93-year-old Jack Higgs, who hadn’t had an accident in his 76 years of driving, managed to write off one Porsche (Carrera) and substantially damage another (911) in his 600 quid Ford Fiesta. On a Porsche showroom forecourt. Despite the Fiesta ending up on its roof with Higgs dangling in the driver’s seat, he managed to extricate himself and walk away pretty much unscathed. The former Pentecostal minister has decided to quit driving and puts his lucky escape down to some serious praying action over the last few decades (our words, not his).

We’re not sure whether Higgs may have inadvertently believed that Porsche manufactured the Diablo (‘devil’) and decided to put the dark lord in his place once and for all.

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