Angry drivers pose the greatest threat

After reading the rant about elderly drivers, a few points come to mind.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:19 p.m.

After reading the rant about elderly drivers ("We need to get unqualified elderly drivers off the road," March 11), a few points come to mind. If indeed a driver has Alzheimer's, the family should take the necessary measures to resolve the issue. On the other hand, while it may be frustrating to drivers who follow a slow driver, the slow driver is usually driving as safely as possible with the skills at hand. When an opportunity presents itself, the following driver may pass.

If the following driver gets mad, speeds around the slowpoke, then looks back to see if the other person is old, it appears that the dangerous driver is not the slow one, but the "mad speeder" who is looking backward rather than forward where he may be about to cause a crash. Such actions from a following vehicle, as well as tailgating, can cause the slow driver to lose focus and generate an accident where none was forthcoming.

The most dangerous driver on the road is the driver who gets mad for any reason. So perhaps removing the mad driver from the road would be the sanest course of action.



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