Law enforcement in Denton has recently spoken about the difficulties presented in arresting elderly drivers. Recently, authorities pulled over an elderly driver after receiving reports that the driver had been headed the wrong way down a street. The driver ignored commands by law enforcement to roll down the vehicle’s windows and eventually the motorist drove away. The woman was charged with evading arrest. Drivers like this motorist present Denton law enforcement with the obstacle of deciding whether to let the driver continue operating a vehicle or perform an arrest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that motor vehicle collisions were the second leading cause of injury death for individuals between the ages of 65 to 84 in 2014. Reckless driving is a category that includes a variety of criminal and dangerous types of driving, but with senior citizens most often includes blindly backing out of parked positions, failure to remain within a lane, speeding, traveling at an excessively slow rate, and using the wrong brake or gas pedal.
License Requirements for Senior Citizen