Wednesday, July 15, 2009

File Under "If They Cared..."

A quick follow-up to my previous "If they cared..." post.

An 84-year-old woman driving in Medfield this morning allegedly hit two young children after leaving a church Mass, police said.


It was at least the eighth serious car accident in Massachusetts involving an elderly driver in the last month.

If the Massachusetts state legislature wanted to pass a law requiring more stringent drivers license testing for elderly drivers, they would have done so decades ago. Tell me when you detect a pattern here.

Of course that would require state lawmakers to care more about the safety of the people of Massachusetts than they do about getting the senior citizen vote.

Why it's almost as if they care more about their own jobs, pensions, and benefits than they do about addressing the concerns of their constituencies.

(link via Jay G.)