Oldest Driver in America

@mehale (2200)
United States
May 29, 2008 2:24pm CST
This was just on CNN and caught my attention. The oldest driver in America is 101 years old and started driving when she was only 8 years old. She lives in Tallahassee Florida. She has been driving for a long time, and just renewed her drivers license for another 4 years. I started driving when I was 14, and have been driving for just over 20 years. I thought that was a long time. Wow! So how old were you when you got your license? Or if you rather, how long have you been driving?
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@blinki (17)
• United States
29 May 08
wow thats a long time, and alot of changes in the automobile. I wonder if I will be able to drive that long. Its cool that she still is capable of driving at that age. Ive been driving for only 15 years.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
29 May 08
It is kind of neat that she has been able to drive that long. I hope I still am doing that well when I get to be her age!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
29 May 08
oddly enough, i never got my license and i am ok with that, though sometimes it is a pain for sure...now i cannot drive due to my knees anyways. as for older drivers, i know here in ontario (canada) after the age of 80, they have to do a written test every other year, but they should be made to do a driving test too...many seniors are very dangerous drivers! (due to slower reaction times, vision issues, etc)
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
29 May 08
I agree with you. They should have to take a driving test as well. I know the last time my mother in law renewed hers they made her retake the driving test due to her age. She was 88 at the time.