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Offline hitekcountry

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Too old to drive or rent a car?
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:32:21 PM »
I was just talking to someone that told me something I didnít know and that is that you canít rent a car in Europe if youíre 70 or older. >:(

So that immediately raised the question in my mind, how does age apply to driving or renting a car in the Philippines?

I know that getting a drivers license in the US is pretty much dependent upon your ability to safely drive which you will be tested on. Is it the same in the Philippines?

Is there some age limit on renting cars?

So overall my question is- How does age play into all the various aspects to driving in the Philippines?

I never gave this much thought in the past but now I have no choice, I need to know.

Offline coleman2347

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 01:15:04 PM »
I personally dont think age enters into it at all...driving is all about ability, as is anything else...A great example is Bob Hoover now 93 actively flew well into his 80's.....I'm 67 now and still ride my motorcycles and drive my car regularly here..

If your think your getting old watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B09nWQHdRiU&index=2&list=PL6NqmUMqz4jcJD_i2pmNX4qsBl6Z5YZ-C
« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 05:02:21 PM by coleman2347 »
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Offline billmc

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 06:58:03 PM »
Have you seen the video of Bob Hoover pouring a glass of tea while flying?

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 08:04:39 PM »
Have you seen the video of Bob Hoover pouring a glass of tea while flying?
While flying and doing a barrel roll.....
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Offline hitekcountry

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 02:33:51 AM »
Have you seen the video of Bob Hoover pouring a glass of tea while flying?
While flying and doing a barrel roll.....

Yea well I would like to see him try and pour a glass of tea while driving in Manila. :o ;D

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 07:52:57 AM »
Age or ability is not a factor in the Philippines. 3000PHP should get you a licence if you were a one legged blind albatross.

Offline cogon88

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 08:27:04 AM »
Yes no age restrictions and even dead people can vote

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Re: Too old to drive or rent a car?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 03:45:55 PM »
Yes no age restrictions and even dead people can vote
     Sounds like here in South Texas :)