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There Should Probably Be An Age Limit On Driving

, , , , | Legal | January 5, 2021

My car has been off the road after a car accident with a little old lady driving on the wrong side of the road. She had insurance and admitted fault at the scene, and the damage was pretty minor. I needed a new front bumper and a new light but that was about it.

I thought it would be a quick turnaround, but then the weeks turned to months, and after multiple phone calls, I finally got my answer.

The garage hadn’t started to fix my car because the insurance wouldn’t pay out, due to their client changing her mind and now claiming I was at fault and that she now had a witness!

Doubting myself, I checked the dashcam footage; luckily, it was still there.

Not only was she on her own in the car — no witness — driving on the wrong side of the road after going the wrong way around a roundabout, but it also picked up her hitting another car, smashing a light before hitting me.

I passed the video to the insurance company, who told me that she would be reported to the police for effectively failing to stop at a scene of an accident when hitting the first car.

I finally got my car back, and I asked the insurance company:

Me: “What’s going to happen to the old lady?”

Insurance Company: “She risked putting her insurance at risk for lying and, due to how oblivious she was hitting the first car, she potentially will have her licence revoked.”

As bad as I feel for her to start with, she was clearly dangerous behind the wheel, and lying about the accident stopped me feeling too bad.

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