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Elderly drivers with driving licenses for life to undergo fit to drive tests

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1 hour ago, JoePai said:

Is that not done on the 5 yearly renewal ?

Do you think passing a colour and reaction test is enough to ensure you are a good driver?

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40 minutes ago, Shuya said:

Driving education and testing is a joke. Enforcing the rules even more. 

i disagree on theory, i think its adequate

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14 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Do you think passing a colour and reaction test is enough to ensure you are a good driver?

since they already qualified for driving license, i say yes.

the two main relevant things that will deteriorate with time, as in retirement age,

is reaction and eyes, these two tests will filter out nearly all unfit to drive on public roads

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Just now, scammed said:

since they already qualified for driving license, i say yes.

the two main relevant things that will deteriorate with time, as in retirement age,

is reaction and eyes, these tests will filter out nearly all unfit to drive on public roads

Has very little with how you drive on the road, Thailand is proof of that.

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4 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Has very little with how you drive on the road, Thailand is proof of that.

there is no understanding of the concept of right of way,

but i think there is no hope for that part, on the contrary

i see a conversion from understanding to clueless among tvf members

on this very forum, it seem to be as infectious as corona

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1 hour ago, JoePai said:

Is that not done on the 5 yearly renewal ?

Yes. But the article refers to lifetime licenses.

They stopped issuing these (don't know when).

But of course the existing remain valid.

So this is kind of a recall for older drivers only.

A stepson has one.

 

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7 minutes ago, scammed said:

there is no understanding of the concept of right of way,

but i think there is no hope for that part, on the contrary

i see a conversion from understanding to clueless among tvf members

on this very forum, it seem to be as infectious as corona

You do understand that Thailand has one of the highest, if not the highest, death tolls on the road, so the colour blindness test (very few countries have this) and reaction tests are meaningless in terms of making better drivers.

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4 minutes ago, giddyup said:

You do understand that Thailand has one of the highest, if not the highest, death tolls on the road, so the colour blindness test (very few countries have this) and reaction tests are meaningless in terms of making better drivers.

i believe every single nation has color test, or else the roads would constantly

have incidents because none can see the brakes light on the car in front,

leading to rear ramming, people would be violating traffic lights at crossings,

luckily we see none of that.

a bigger issue is people, including tvf members, think signaling and proceeding with caution

gives right of way to cut and cross lanes, i believe there is no cure for this level of illogical

line of thought, because at its heart its a lack of analytical skill and rationality

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Everyday IK see and have to do defensive driving from people of all ages in cars and on bikes that plainly should not be behind the wheel or a throttle. Age is not the biggest worry about the roads.

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

 

The of course there’s the 70’ something farang on his pocket rocket sports bike reliving some of his youth totally oblivious to how much he’s slowed down,

Are you in your 70's? How do you know he has slowed down? The problem arises only if said 70 year old has never ridden a sport bike before. But I do know some 40-50 year old ex racers who won't ride a sport bike on the road. Too dangerous. (one was 40 when he told me but now probably closer to 50?)

 

As with any skill it is "time in the seat" or experience which makes the difference which is why most collisions are cause by 18-24 year old with very little "time in the seat".

 

Fortunately the ergonomics of sport bikes are such that older riders will steer away from them. 

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My wife will be chuffed to hear she is considered elderly now 😄

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3 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

The most dangerous drivers on Thai roads are definitely males aged approximately 18-30 who think they can do whatever they want because they are self-entitled and invincible. A lot of them don't even have a drivers license because they are too cool to play by the rules. Or for that matter anyone who belongs to a well-connected hi-so family because they are above the law. 

Probably the same as the most dangerous drivers on British roads then!😀

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