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Stricter guidelines for licenses

The incident of collisions with senior drivers may be low in Nevada County, but I don’t believe that’s a reliable statistic. While driving around Grass Valley I frequently avoid near misses with senior drivers. Many of them drive too slowly, stop at green lights, put on their turn signal after they turn, or decide they want the off ramp on the freeway after they have passed it. Many of these people are on medication or have failing vision but still slip through DMV. Several years ago I had a neighbor with macular degeneration who had no peripheral vision at all. In spite of his doctor’s protests, he was able to get his license renewed because he “knew” someone at the Grass Valley DMV. We need stricter guidelines for renewing a license, physicians need to be held accountable for patients on medication, and personally, I’d like to see the police pulling some of these people over. Why wait until statistics prove they are hazardous?

Jeanie Berg

Grass Valley


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