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E. Texas senior citizens give opinions on driving

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

After a 95-year-old woman crashed her friend's car into a gas station on April 20, we heard a lot of opinions from all over East Texas about whether or not senior citizens should be allowed to drive.

A group of East Texas senior citizens from Azalea Trails Assisted Living gave their opinions about driving in their golden years.

"My opinion is I don't think we should be driving in our 90's," said Mary Lou Burgan.

"When you reach my age, it's time to hang up the car keys. We're just not able to act quickly enough," said Chris Corley.

Others feel driving is relative.

"Well, it depends on their ability because some people can still drive and some people couldn't drive when they were 25," said 88-year-old Mary Ellen Raney.

95-year-old Raima Wilson is the same age as the driver who crashed into the gas station. She also says driving is relative.

"I think that just really leaves..leaves it up to the person. So many of these are certainly better drivers than so many we see on the road," said Wilson.

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