Seriously, America needs to learn how to drive. I think we all need to go back to driver’s ed.
Of course, the problem may be that the majority of drivers (10%) are 70 or older.
I’d blame teenagers, but apparently more and more are waiting until they’re 18 to get their licenses. Of course, that could mean that they are skipping driver’s ed completely (and that would be a large part of the problem). How can you learn to drive without learning how to drive. You wouldn’t know the rules of the road (though, you’d probably just break them anyway). It’s not like driving is an innate ability like walking or playing video games. It takes practice to be a good driver (and even then, if you practice incorrectly, you just get worse).
I know it’d be a hassle, but sometimes I think there should be stricter tests to renew your license. That way we can make sure that more people driving are safer. That, or we create better/more convenient mass transit systems.