Targeting older drivers
To the Editor:
The letter to the editor that was published in the Lewiston Sun Journal in last week's newspaper. The letter was titled "Targeting older drivers," written by Richard Smith from Lewiston.
I fully agree with what Mr. Smith is saying that Secretary of State Charlie Summers does not know what he's talking about. I am 72 years old or should I say 72 years young but either way I don't see why I should be discriminated against because I'm over 65 years old as I just received another safe driver discount from my auto insurance company for being a good driver.
I travel up and down Falls Hill in Rumford daily at the posted speed limit of 35 mph. I am constantly being passed traveling up the hill by people who are younger than me, also as a young person I was taught before I crossed a street to make sure I looked both ways so I didn't get hit by a car so I was taught how to cross a street safely.
Today that's not the way it is many people are constantly jaywalking because they're not in a crosswalk I was driving down Congress Street the other day on one side of the road and somebody was jaywalking on the opposite side of the street and she called me “ass&*#” for not stopping for her it was a young lady probably in her early 30s, I have no problem stopping for someone that is handicapped in the middle of the road and not in a crosswalk.
I hope that the politicians in Augusta do not go along with any stupid regulations like these which discriminates against elderly drivers.