Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Results 1 to 25 of 72

    Thread: 101 yr old driver hits 11 people and blames this on the brakes

    1. Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 25th, 2012
      Location
      Shytcago, IL - hell hole of all hell holes
      Posts
      2,204
      Vehicles
      74 Subaru DL, 78 280Z,94 Sentra SER, 86 CRX Si, 86 Suzuki 700 Intruder (still own) 07 Fit (still own
      08-30-2012 02:48 PM #1
      About the only good news here is he's decided to quit driving now or so I think.


    2. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 9th, 1999
      Location
      West Chester, PA
      Posts
      6,492
      Vehicles
      '01 S2K, '12 TSX, '14 GTI
      08-30-2012 03:10 PM #2
      Came for old Caddy. left satisfied
      Expose your cracks and love will fill them.

    3. Member Mr. Clarkson's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Sunnyvale
      Posts
      4,269
      08-30-2012 03:14 PM #3
      My brakes failed. The only reason I stopped was by the sheer drag of having 11 children pressing against my bumper. Thank god they were there.
      Texts Between Men: I make a concerted effort to always taste awful / borderline poisonous

      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      I've sucd di lsks bigger than. You

    4. Member gnavs's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 9th, 2006
      Location
      CGY
      Posts
      8,699
      Vehicles
      '04 Saab 9-3, '83 VW Rabbit
      08-30-2012 03:21 PM #4
      Carolyn Costello is hot.

    5. Member Chmeeee's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 23rd, 2002
      Location
      Near Boston, MA
      Posts
      10,479
      Vehicles
      '99 328i, '13 Volt
      08-30-2012 03:21 PM #5
      "The brakes failed/didn't work" is old person speak for "I pressed the wrong pedal."
      | The Orange Line | 1999 BMW 328i | 2013 Chevy Volt |

    6. Member 03GTI4Me's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 24th, 2003
      Location
      NorCal
      Posts
      2,300
      Vehicles
      '14 Jetta GLI; '15 X1 M-Sport
      08-30-2012 03:26 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      My brakes failed. The only reason I stopped was by the sheer drag of having 11 children pressing against my bumper. Thank god they were there.
      This elicited a laugh from me, followed by remorse for laughing.
      -Says the VW owner

    7. 08-30-2012 03:26 PM #7
      They never throw the book at these geriatrics no matter the carnage. It's like they have a free pass.
      Quote Originally Posted by Aseras View Post
      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

    8. Forum Sponsor pete@blackforest's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 18th, 2011
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      7,382
      Vehicles
      VW/Audi/BMW
      08-30-2012 03:29 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      They never throw the book at these geriatrics no matter the carnage. It's like they have a free pass.
      The stress from this alone will probably be the end of the guy anyway..
      Pete D.
      BLACK FOREST INDUSTRIES
      pete@blackforestindustries.com
      phone: 919.468.5400
      instagram:@blackforestindustries

    9. Banned Hurt's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2011
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      3,846
      Vehicles
      1998 Jetta GT, 1998 GTI 2.0, 2012 GLI, 2012 GTI
      08-30-2012 03:30 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 03GTI4Me View Post
      This elicited a laugh from me, followed by remorse for laughing.
      x2

    10. Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 25th, 2012
      Location
      Shytcago, IL - hell hole of all hell holes
      Posts
      2,204
      Vehicles
      74 Subaru DL, 78 280Z,94 Sentra SER, 86 CRX Si, 86 Suzuki 700 Intruder (still own) 07 Fit (still own
      08-30-2012 03:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      Came for old Caddy. left satisfied
      It's no CTS-V that's for sure. What if it was a Google Car though, even if I was just reading about the possibility of them getting hacked. http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/...t-can-go-wrong The more I see of this, I still get the feeling sooner or later autonomous driving should become mandatory for some people.

    11. 08-30-2012 03:51 PM #11
      2011 A4
      2004 Jetta Wagon

    12. Member derekjl's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 23rd, 2006
      Posts
      5,041
      Vehicles
      2015 VW GTI, 2007 VW GTI (sold), 2007 Lexus IS250
      08-30-2012 04:04 PM #12
      Any person over the age of 70 should have their license taken from them.
      Need VAG-COM work in CNY? PM me!

      OEM+

    13. 08-30-2012 04:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by derekjl View Post
      Any person over the age of 70 should have their license taken from them.
      lol, wut
      22691
      "I'm trying to live vicariously through jrod here and my vicarious
      life would be better if he had a twin turbo. Or a ****ing pirate
      ship." nm+

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 24th, 2001
      Location
      Colorado
      Posts
      1,930
      Vehicles
      2011 CC Silverado (Truck Nuts Free)
      08-30-2012 04:13 PM #14
      If you can't control your bowels you can't control a vehicle!

    15. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 21st, 2009
      Location
      San Diego
      Posts
      187
      Vehicles
      1991 GTI
      08-30-2012 04:30 PM #15
      Your a real genius! I suppose you dont mind taking these 70+ year old people to do their errands.
      I have, my grandmother is legally blind so she doesn't drive. I can promise you there are other thing you are going to be wanting to do.

    16. Geriatric Member absoluteczech's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2006
      Location
      The BRO C
      Posts
      38,064
      Vehicles
      2013 VW GTI 2DR DBM
      08-30-2012 04:30 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      They never throw the book at these geriatrics no matter the carnage. It's like they have a free pass.

      its sad, but i agree. how is a man at the age of 101 any more competent then a 12yr old driving.

    17. Member
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2012
      Location
      Brooklyn, NY
      Posts
      3,840
      Vehicles
      MetroCard
      08-30-2012 04:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by gnavs View Post
      Carolyn Costello is hot.
      Yeah, WTF they lead in with 2 sec of here to go into the story. Who edited that YouTube clips

    18. Member
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2012
      Location
      Brooklyn, NY
      Posts
      3,840
      Vehicles
      MetroCard
      08-30-2012 04:38 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by derekjl View Post
      Any person over the age of 90 should be put down like ole yeller

      FTFY

    19. Senior Member Lwize's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 4th, 2000
      Location
      Los Angeles
      Posts
      24,458
      Vehicles
      09 Rabbit
      08-30-2012 04:44 PM #19
      The guy's only 100. He doesn't turn 101 until next week.

      In CA, folks over 70 have to renew their license annually and in person.
      :gift:

    20. Member
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2012
      Location
      Brooklyn, NY
      Posts
      3,840
      Vehicles
      MetroCard
      08-30-2012 04:45 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      The guy's only 100. He doesn't turn 101 until next week.

      In CA, folks over 70 have to renew their license annually and in person.
      And may God have mercy on all the innocent souls who perish on their drive over to the DMV.

    21. Member PlatinumGLS's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2003
      Location
      Shelby Township, MI
      Posts
      15,740
      Vehicles
      7.4, 5.7 & 5.3
      08-30-2012 04:47 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      "The brakes failed/didn't work" is old person speak for "I pressed the wrong pedal."
      Exactly

    22. 08-30-2012 04:54 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      They never throw the book at these geriatrics no matter the carnage. It's like they have a free pass.
      I mean, but hell, the dude is 101 years old, I mean let's say they threw the book at him and gave him life in prison. What's that going to be? A week maybe?

    23. Geriatric Member VDub2625's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Fall River, MA
      Posts
      47,217
      Vehicles
      12 Golf 2.5, 90 Jetta GLI 16v, 99.5 Cabrio Highline, 92 Golf GL
      08-30-2012 04:56 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Ajackz View Post
      Your a real genius! I suppose you dont mind taking these 70+ year old people to do their errands.
      I have, my grandmother is legally blind so she doesn't drive. I can promise you there are other thing you are going to be wanting to do.
      "Thanks for life, grandma, now scram!"

    24. Member
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2012
      Location
      Brooklyn, NY
      Posts
      3,840
      Vehicles
      MetroCard
      08-30-2012 04:59 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      "Thanks for life, grandma, now scram!"
      Your grandma was a surrogate for your fetus and birthed you?

    25. 08-30-2012 05:01 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      "The brakes failed/didn't work" is Kia Driver speak for "I pressed the wrong pedal."
      FIFY

    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •