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Klassen: Seniors’ tests have nothing to do with driving ability (with poll)

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“If you want to know what constitutes the cognitive test doctors give to Alberta seniors over the age of 75, just ask 81-year-old Lois Mooney, and you’ll get a spittin’ earful.image

For a driving test, it’s ridiculous, she’ll tell you, and one that is discriminatory to make her take just because she’s had a birthday. Check my eyes, knees, response time; put me in a car and let me take you for a spin, that’s all fair ball, this sweet-looking grandmother will tell you — but don’t for one second think that because I pause to spout back 10 words that start with the letter “k,” that I can’t handle an interchange, or drive to Arizona (which she’s done a dozen times, and may well do again, thank you very much).”

Read the full article & vote in the poll on the Calgary Herald Website.

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