A 55-year-old mother in New York sacrificed her life to save her daughter on Mother's Day. They were leaving Mass when an 80-year-old woman backed out of a parking spot, then floored it to leave . . . without realizing the car was still in reverse. I had heard it was in the church parking lot, but now they are saying it was actually a bakery next door. So the mother pushed her daughter out of the way, before she was hit by the car and pinned against a wall. (Her name was Diane Aluska, and her daughter Jenna is 16.
WHY IN THE HECK DO THEY LET OLD PEOPLE drive w/o regular driving tests? Just cuz you can get a license at 16 DOESNT MEAN YOU CAN DRIVE AT 80!!! Its just insane how they allow some of the elderly folks, who appear to not even be able to see over the steering wheel, to continue to drive. I mean, i am all for keeping licenses, but after a certain age, they really need to have regular driving tests. Its like giving a gun to an 80yr old with shakey hands and bad vision, and asking them to do target practice with people standing nearby.
Cars kill people. Its just stupid.