Ed Driscoll


OCTOGENARIANS ON WHEELS: More and more accidents are occurring as too many elderly people “with deficits in cognition, reflexes, neck rotation, and the ability to multi-task” are getting behind the wheels of their automobiles. Christopher Orlet of the The Texas Mercury writes:

Here, then, is one of those lovely American paradoxes. Local and federal governments bent on sanitizing, sheltering and protecting American life, who force motorists to buckle up, motorcyclists to wear helmets, hunters to put safety locks on guns, until they have succeeded in draining all of the risk and fun out of life, have done everything in their power to make it necessary for the elderly and teens to get behind and stay behind the wheel.