Elderly Driving Tests Essay
In most cases old age is a time of “review, retirement, and adjustment to new social roles involving decreasing strength and health (Berk, L. (2007) PAGE??.” However in some rare cases elderly people are still in great condition. In a situation such as this, I believe it …show more content…
Drunk driving has been dealt with why not elderly driving. A lot of people will attest that driving drunk and driving while elderly are two totally different situations. But in all reality they are both life threatening situations. The only difference is one is legal and the other is not. Drinking impairs ones thinking, judgment, and perception. For these reasons drinking is considered dangerous when it is combined with driving. Because of the high numbers of injuries and deaths that are associated with drunk driving, the consequences of drinking and driving can be very harsh. Because of its harmful effect states have been cracking down on drunk drivers. I believe the same should be done with the elderly drivers who no longer meet the driving requirements. If their health is to the point where their thinking, judgment, and/or perception are impaired, they should no longer be allowed to maintain a driver’s license.
Almost everyone would agree that older people have more experience. Some might even argue that because of their life long experiences they would be better drivers than those that are younger than them. Yes people of old