Topic: Limiting the age that elders can drive
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade the class that there should be a restriction on the age that elders are able to drive.
Thesis:As someone who shares a rode with those 70 and older, maybe we should all consider the possibility of making stricter requirements when it comes to their driving.
Attention Getter: Imagine you’re driving down Coshocton and you're going 35.. The speed limit, then a car pulls out in front of you, no big deal whatever life goes on. But then they don’t speed up they go 25 all the way till they turn off and you pass them . Not only did they cut you off but they went below the speed limit.
Reason to Listen: …show more content…
What would happen if we didn’t According to Emily Yoffe, a 94 year old man was driving with his wife when he failed to see a stop sign and plowed through the intersection hitting a couple in another car. The 94 year old man and his wife both died in the hospital and also put the couple in the other car also in the hospital where the wife never fully recovered and is still suffering from his actions.
Yoffe also says that a man who suffers from parkinson's disease and frequently freezes behind the wheel, his children wanted his physician to tell the state's motor vehicle department but the doctor told them that he was not allowed because he was not required to do so. Because they believe in “moral obligation”. This moral obligation could lead ot others getting harmed though.
How it would help
The most significant improvement that would occur due to creating more restrictions on those over the age of 70, older be the lower fatality rate due to crashes According to Help Guide, they could save money on gas + no car no gas = extra money
Also they could improve their health, if they were to lose their licenses they have more opportunities to walk or ride