“A Japanese town is offering elderly drivers discount funerals as an incentive to give up their licenses — and hopefully delay their own memorials.
The Ichinomiya Police Department is partnering with the Heiankaku funeral home, which has 89 locations in Aichi prefecture, to offer 15 percent discounts on funeral services for elderly residents who agree to forfeit their driver`s licenses.
Recent statistics released by prefecture police indicated drivers over the age of 75 were blamed for 13 percent of the prefecture`s fatal traffic collisions in 2016.
Kudos to the Japanese town of Heiankaku for trying to convince elderly drivers to forfeit their driver`s licenses.
The elderly are a menace on the road; they tend to drive huge cars; they impede the flow of traffic by driving too damn slow, and their motor skills are too slow to react to quickly changing traffic conditions.
As soon as a driver reaches the age of 65 his license should be revoked, and as compensation he should be granted a 25 percent discount on Uber.
The only motorized vehicle a person over age 65 should drive is a Hoveround scooter.
Whenever there is an accident involving a senior citizen and a normal driver, the police offer should always assume the old person is at fault.
In a perfect world our highways and byways would be senior citizen free zones.
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