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Old 09-18-2019, 08:37 AM
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What bothers me is that Florida does not have yearly auto inspections. Go outside the bubble and see bald tires, smoke pouring out of exhausts, bad brakes, etc. Don't understand how there are no required inspection stickers. These vehicles should not be on the road.
Be careful what you wish for. I very much like no inspection. My car is totally safe, but if it had to pass an inspection I would have to spend over two thousand dollars to replace a catalytic converter that would not make the car any safer or run any better.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:02 AM
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And so people that did not plan, or who were devastated by someone else's decisions, can just die and get out of our way... that seems to be the alternative. I believe that each of us should be responsible le and do what is possible to take career of themselves. I also believe that some times sh1t happens to the best of people, and I believe sometimes lazy people take advantage of the system.

I am open to suggestions to provide a humane moral society that does not result is dead bodies in gutters.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:56 AM
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And so people that did not plan, or who were devastated by someone else's decisions, can just die and get out of our way... that seems to be the alternative. I believe that each of us should be responsible le and do what is possible to take career of themselves. I also believe that some times sh1t happens to the best of people, and I believe sometimes lazy people take advantage of the system.

I am open to suggestions to provide a humane moral society that does not result is dead bodies in gutters.
I believe President Ronald Reagan when he was quoted as saying “Government exists to protect us from each other, where government has gone beyond its intended limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:03 AM
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Be careful what you wish for. I very much like no inspection. My car is totally safe, but if it had to pass an inspection I would have to spend over two thousand dollars to replace a catalytic converter that would not make the car any safer or run any better.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:04 AM
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Excellent question, and I will add how many older seniors do not take ANY drugs/medications - I expect none? And how many of those prescriptions (and non-prescriptions) can result in impaired ability to drive or impaired ability to make a sound judgement as to ones own ability to drive!
There seems to be the mistaken notion that only older people take medication.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:30 AM
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There seems to be the mistaken notion that only older people take medication.
Yes, and some younger folks take methication.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:22 PM
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There seems to be the mistaken notion that only older people take medication.
I did not mean to imply that. But there are laws concerning illegal drugs already, and for legal drugs I expect older people tend to take more than younger, but I could be wrong about that.

However, there is no law against getting older, and while for some it is later than for others, eventually everyone will become incapable of driving safely.

And since there tends to be a higher concentration of "older" people here (I can't imagine why) my question was more focused on considerations with older people driving, should there be testing, should they simply decided for themselves, etc. etc. etc.
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