The Face Of Oblivion: An 87-year-old Larkspur man on his way to the DMV Tuesday afternoon drove into a pedestrian/bicycle path and got stuck there for more than half an hour.Raymond Pierce was not injured, but his [circa 1994, rust-bucket] Toyota station wagon was wedged into the pathway so tightly that he could not back out or open his doors. He stayed in the car until a towing crew could yank the vehicle out."They should block that off, that passageway," Pierce said in a telephone interview later.No. Neither you or that car have any place on the road. Get a rascal scooter and go terrify a Golden Corral, gramps.
capt.hollister: Hopefully, we will have the wisdom to realize when the time to drive ourselves has come to an end.For those who don't have the wisdom, maybe mandatory retesting at regular intervals is what's needed.
capt.hollister: Someday many among us will reach the point where advancing age and senility will cause the sort of confusion that this old gent is experiencing.Hopefully, we will have the wisdom to realize when the time to drive ourselves has come to an end.For those who don't have the wisdom, maybe mandatory retesting at regular intervals is what's needed.
cmb53208: "They should block that off, that passageway," Pierce said in a telephone interview later.The incident occurred at about 12:20 p.m., when Pierce was driving on northbound Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera, the California Highway Patrol said. Pierce was trying to enter Highway 101, but "in his confusion" he drove into the bike and pedestrian path that runs along the west side of the freeway and goes over the Corte Madera Creek, said CHP Officer Eric HohmeisterActually the only thing that should be blocked is his ability to get a driver's license. If you're so goddamn senile that you can't decipher the green and white signs than it's time for you to take the bus.The sad thing is even if we summon the political will to revoke the licenses of these geezers, they'll keep driving. And when they're caught driving not a damn thing will happen to them
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