There is a lot of buzz here in the Bay State about the recent tragic death of a 4 year old girl. She was on a scooter in a crosswalk,with her family and was struck by an elderly driver.
The Bay State has a very poor and in my opinion indefensible position on elderly drivers. The denial of medical reality and the impact it has on one’s ability to operate a couple of tons of steel is crazy. Other states require retests and shorter periods of validity for licenses issued to older folks. It is past time for the cowards on Beacon Hill to do something.
Local talk radio host Michael Graham is all over this issue and I share his ire embodied in this statement.
Actually, it’s even more pathetic because it’s Massachusetts. Democrat legislators have a 90%+ likelihood of re-election no matter what they do. Most of them didn’t even have opponents last year. There’s about a 1% chance that passing an elderly driver law would impact their political careers. But your legislator is such a craven coward he won’t even take that 1% chance.
No, he’d rather see a four-year-old lying in a puddle of blood on his street than see a handful of angry AARPers on his doorstep. Here