chuckystud saidMy Dad is 85 years old and has NEVER had an "accident." I'm 50, and, not only have I never had an "accident", and, I've got a defensive driver's cert, too (saves 10% on my insurance).
Any responsible person understands about operating a motor vehicle; that it's big, and heavy, and moving fast, and can kill you, and others.
Good drivers don't have accidents, and good drivers don't get hit. They give driving the attention that it deserves.
So my mother who was nearly killed by a 75yr old woman who disregarded a yield sign in a residential neighborhood, automatically disqualifies her as a bad driver, in the eye of insurance perhaps, with a bit of sense heavens no. My mother has been hit with speeding tickets and such but only in 1 count it 1
accident and was found not at fault. So your example of your father and yourself is moot.
You cannot tell me that accidents don't happen, it's a factor of life that shit just happens to us all. Regardless off a peerless record or not, you can't say if tomorrow or the next day if you or your father will end up in a automobile accident even down to a "fender bender". Most normal people do not have clairvoyance to prevent unfortunate events. If they did, disaters such as accidents would not affect as many as they do.
It's unrealistic to draw the conclusion that good drivers are only those who've never had accidents. No they are extremely
fortunate in the eyes of statistics.
I think sometimes we look too much at the negatives and not the final outcome. Yes, he txted while driving, yes he totaled his vehicle. Which I'm sure he's still paying the price of today. He's alive and lives to see another day much like yourself and your old man. Let look to see if he learned his lesson, which is most important
. By the way the OP post read it seems he did.