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15Nov/100

Road Testing Seniors

I was listening to the CBC this morning on my drive into work; I had just snagged my free morning coffee and was being informed by the pleasant newsvoices of the CBC morning drivetime hosts when they brought up the Ontario Government worrying over how to make Seniors stop driving when they are no longer capable.

I thought "That's funny, just yesterday I watched and attempted to help a senior lady park.  She kept on bumping into things and failing" that's a strange coincidence.

So, I can only imagine where this is going to go; depending upon how corrupt the Ministers involved are.

You see, road testing in Ontario is a private affair, meaning a private company profits from it.  This is the same private firm that has to turn a profit on a government level service.  I can see it now, mandatory re-testing with license renewal and since it's a road test it'll cost like 75-100 bucks minimum each time.  All in the name of safety.

The sad knock on from that is that with less drivers there would be less gas and road taxes.  The net effect being less money in the hands of the government in the form of consumption taxes and more cash in private hands.

You just know that the private testing firm won't increase the numbers of testers in reaction either, it'll plead overworked and just charge more.

Just you wait.

Posted by Kevin Wardrop