Should Your Parents Retake The Driving's Test?

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Should Your Grandparents Retake The Driving’s Test? Baby boomers are growing in ager and this means more elderly drivers will be taking the road. In 2007, there was 20 million drivers the age of 70 and over. Drivers within any age groups data has been accumulated ad the figures are in. Elderly driving is going up and it’s not always a good thing. Elderly drivers should have to take their driver’s test after the age of 65 years old due to the results of aging, collision statistics after the age of 65years old, and the changes of rules and regulations in a person’s life time. Aging can affect someone completely different than others in life and it’s hard to say when the best time to retake the test is. But by gathering data on how a groups …show more content…
Most drivers over the age of 70 years old that where involved in an accident state they did not see other vehicles coming and there was an lack of judgment of when they were able to go and time there driving. And the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found in a nationwide study, “when compared to young drivers, senior drivers are… over involved… in certain types of collisions” (Should Elderly Drivers Be Retested?) So, what types of collisions are most common with senior drivers? The most common collisions by an elderly person are angle collisions, overtaking the road, merging, and intersection collisions. Also, the most common errors they perform are yielding, the right of way, time judgement and speed. Some of these errors and collisions are not commonly found in younger driver groups. This is why I think the age of 65 is an appropriate age to be re …show more content…
There should not be an age when someone is told they no longer should drive due to their age. Not everyone ages the same and has the same symptoms of aging. Medicine has shown that people are living much older now than in previous generations and with better health. Taking someone’s license is taking some personal freedom from them. However, rules and regulations do change in the curse of a person’s life time, and there should be a retaking of the test to make sure the person is healthy and not a danger to other drivers on the road. Some elderly drivers may not realize what they are doing could harm others. In Florida, a man turned himself in to the police because he thought he might have hit a 15 year old boy a day earlier but was not sure. Others rules that they may never have followed up on or have changed since they first got their license is likely to change. Although you are required to stay up to date, not every driver knows them and when they change until pulled over by a cop. (Older

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