In America today, more and more people are driving each day. Currently, there are more cars on the road now, then at any point in America's past. With all of this new traffic, more and more accidents occur everyday. The group second most responsible for these accidents is the group of drivers age fifty-five and older. "Currently these people make up twenty five per cent of the driving population, and account for eighteen per cent of current auto accidents". (aarp.org) With all of these accidents, there is still no restrictions or limitations placed on a person, age fifty-five and over's license. It is my opinion that, at the least, restrictions should be placed on licenses for all people age fifty-five and older.
Currently across the United States, there are very few laws regarding the elderly and driving. In Florida a new law states that people over the age of sixty-five must pass a road test. Florida is the only state to implement such a measure. With the exception of Florida, every other state still puts its elderly drivers at risk.
John Nelson the president of the American medical association said that, "A woman in her eighties in good health may be a safer driver than her twenty year old grandson who happened to be on pain medication for an injury".(aarp.org) As we age, our bodies age too, and as a result of... [continues]
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