Argumentative Essay: Senior Citizen Driving Test, Again?

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David Romero Comp & lit 1 Essay 4. (Persuasive) Senior Citizen Driving Test, Again? Ever drive on an interstate and there was traffic on one lane but moving cars on the others? Then when you switch to the moving lanes and drive up ahead to give the finger to who ever is causing traffic, you see it’s a 90-year-old woman who can barely look over her dashboard? Well now in this society were seeing many senior citizens driving when they shouldn’t be. SmartMotorists.com Safety section reports, “In the next 20 years the number of elderly drivers (persons 70 & over) is predicted to triple in the United States. As age increases, older drivers generally become more conservative on the road. Many mature drivers modify their driving habits…show more content…
Research shows that starting at age sixty-five, elderly drivers are more likely to be involved in deadly, multicar accidents. Although seniors understandably value the independence that comes with having a driver’s license, some people should not be behind the wheel. Should one license last forever, or should elderly drivers be required to undergo periodic reevaluation?” We want to decrease in deadly car accidents, so we should start these evaluations, because there might be many elderly who still have the capabilities to drive but there’re many who aren’t capable. About a month ago I tuned in a local news channel and they were talking about a deadly car accident, two survived but 2 others died and one of the drivers was a 63 year old man, who…show more content…
I think the New York State DMV should make these changes as soon as possible for the well being of the drivers and pedestrians. Here’s a quote from Jacky Ickx “And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power. Do you think that Elderly drivers should be required to undergo periodic

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