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I need to try to help Hudson the wonder dog, as her annual bout with skin allergies has sprung up virtually overnight, and she is suddenly spending a great deal of her time attempting to chew all the hair off the base of her tail. Hopefully a bath and some topical treatments will help with this, because the poor thing seems completely miserable at the moment. Also, the bald butt look is not working for her.

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21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2012, 21:26 Cutter
Blue wrote on Aug 30, 2012, 17:58:
Julio wrote on Aug 30, 2012, 17:17:
No need for any driving tests, just take away their licenses at 75. Easy, cheap and by the time I get there I'll be happy to not be driving anymore.

It will free up traffic for those who can actually drive (and save some lives).

They should take the 100 year old who did this out back and shoot him.

Fatal accidents per 1000 drivers (by age) from 2009 (National Safety Council).

Any guesses what it shows?

19-under: 38
20-24: 36
25-34: 24
35-44: 20
45-54: 20
55-64: 18
65-74: 18
75-over: 28

Yes there's a jump for the elderly, which makes them slightly worse than 25-34 year olds. However, you'd make the roads *far* safer by banning drivers under 25 than those over 75. Not to mention how many more of them there are in total.

Just sayin'...


Yes, but looking at the stats there's half the old drivers that there are young that cause those fatalaties so that percentage doubles, which is huge. Even when you break down the numbers on general accidents they're still responsible for the lion share of them given the numbers of actual drivers.

And none of this also takes into account where these things take place. If you're retired and living in the country you're considerably less likely to have any of these problems. And living out there you do actually need to be mobile. Major cities, not so much. That's why I want to retire to the country.
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