Louis "Topspeed" Albornoz, a professional Formula and kart driver, answered a reader's question if people over 65 years or older should be allowed to continuing driving. While Albornoz acknowledges older drivers have decreased capabilities like slower reflexes, he points out that such folks usually realize their new limitations and either turn in their license or stay in the slow lane. He writes that he'd rather share the roadways with the older set who follow the rules than the younger generation, who drive like "crazed idiots." Finally, Albornoz points to drivers such as actor Paul Newman continues to race professionally well into his 80's.
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