This morning I stopped by Whole Foods to pick up a few items. As I was getting out of my Prius an elderly woman was entering the parking spot across from me. I had been careful not to hit a shopping cart that had been left between the parking spaces, but the woman seemed to not see it at all. She ran into the cart which was hurled against my car. I checked the damage to my front fender, which was just a minor scratch, and called out to the woman, who was exiting her car. She looked at me with disdain, as if I had asked her for money and went on her way ignoring me completely.
Another woman sitting in a car to my right, apparently enjoying a quick bite to eat said: She didn’t even see the cart and that could have been a person. Shouldn’t be driving!
I agreed, but pointed out that there isn’t adequate public transportation available in Santa Fe and that I understood why this lady was still driving, even though she obviously was not completely capable anymore…
That incident made me wonder. We are such a car-centric society, what will happen when all of the boomers are too old to drive, but still drive because there isn’t enough public transportation. Millions of lethal drivers… driving will be like playing frogger!!!