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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Chappy, if you are asking if licenses are revoked as someone reaches an advanced age, the answer is no. Florida (where my father lives) used to have a requirement that all drivers above a certain age (70, I think) would have to take the driving test every 4-5 years when their license had to be renewed. Didn't take long for the many retirees in Florida to get that changed! (Ice cream!!) Now the interval is around 16 years. Do the math: pass at 70 and you're good to go until 86! Pass at 86, and you don't need the test until 102! Folks are very protective of what they regard as their freedom to drive. Actually, it's a privledge, not a right, but that is lost on most folks.
If you are asking about the bike accident, both people involved were licensed. The young woman could have been charged with negligent vehicular homicide, but wound up paying a fine and was good to go; no jail time, still has her license as far as I know. I read in the paper fairly regularly about people getting arrested for 4th, 5th, and even 7th DWI. yes, their license has been pulled but they drive anyway. Put those slobs in jail before they kill someone!
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts