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90 year old wrong way driver crashes on Turnpike

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A 90 year-old man reported missing from his Toms River home wound up driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike late last night, crashing his car into a construction zone. The accident happened near milepost 88 in Woodbridge around 10:41 pm. He was driving south in the northbound lanes when he veered onto the left shoulder and slammed his car into construction debris. His injuries were not life threatening.

Read more about the story here.

We all were lucky on this one. How many more times does something like this have to happen, often with more serious results, before lawmakers will grow a set and stand up to the elderly voting block and do the right thing and create an aging driver re-testing program? Half the states in America already have some form of safeguarding the public from drivers who’s skills are on the decline. Not to mention safeguarding the elderly from themselves.

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