Monday, February 11, 2008

AARP

I keep seeing ads for AARP's special insurance program for older drivers. I find myself wondering what special coverage might be necessary for those more experienced drivers who are advanced in years. The ad makes it seem like AARP's pool of mature drivers facilitates lower rates. I'm not an insurance expert though I have had some experience with the structures involved in risk management. I ask is this really a low risk group?

* In November, an 89-year-old man whose car hurtled through a farmers market in California in 2003, killing 10 people and injuring more than 70 others, received five years of probation because a judge deemed him too ill to go to prison.
* Last August, a sport utility vehicle driven by an 89-year-old man plowed into pedestrians and vendors at an open-air public market in Rochester, N.Y., injuring 10 people.
* In October 2005 in North Dakota, an 87-year-old woman on her way to a doctor appointment smashed her car into the hospital’s lobby, injuring five women.

Perhaps AARP offers special 'after forty years of driving I forgot which pedal was the breaks and I plowed through a crowd of school children' forgiveness.


Or maybe I should stop watching television in the middle of the afternoon.

4 comments:

Melanie W said...

The third sentence in this post makes no sense. I've read it more than four times and I just can't figure out what the heck you're trying to say...

Proofreading: it's all the rage these days.

Ombibulous said...

The third sentence in fact made no sense, you are correct. I would proofread but as my readers will attest I am hardly literate. I do live with a competent and literate writer who could proofread for me, but I think we can all agree that anyone willing to live with me should not also be forced to read this crap.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying you want me to move out?

There are more direct ways to have this conversation, you know...

Ombibulous said...

This kind of question is why old men lose their hearing and get Alzheimer's. For the last time those pants look great on you.