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Senator proposes driving test for 80 and over motorists
Between seasoned drivers and the young generation, who's safer on the road and behind the wheel? When it comes to driving, how old is too old to drive?
State Senator John Harms of Scottsbluff is asking that question. He's proposing a bill that would require all drivers in Nebraska who are 80 years old or older to take cognitive tests to keep their licenses.
In Hastings some drivers feel their being discriminated against.
"Some of the younger generation aren't any better drivers than what we are too so where do you draw the line at?" said Bill Schendt.
"I don't think it's a bad idea to take a cognitive test," said Betty Troghele.
"It's like taking a group of 17 year olds and saying none of you can drive unless you have a valid driver's test and a note from your doctor," Betty Schirmer said.
A public hearing before state lawmakers will be held Tuesday for the bill that could target as many as 60,000 Nebraskans.
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