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Should elderly drivers (age 65 and older) have to renew their licenses yearly?

Asked by: dabeast5764
  • Because no one put no

    No one put no so i decided to say no, and i need to put 50 words here so it can be a real argument, i am a 14 year old boy, i am supposed to be doing an essay on whether people over the age of 65 should renew their licenses, ok bye.

  • Yes they should!

    When an individual starts getting older they begin to lose their hearing, vision, and motor skills that are necessary for driving. If they are less than adequate at these things then they could potentially be a danger to society out on the road. By requiring a frequent renewel then this would make the roadways safer for everyone.

  • Just to make roads safer

    In 2008, more than 5,500 older adults were killed and more than 183,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes. This amounts to 15 older adults killed and 500 injured in crashes on average every day. It has become apparent that age has an effect on a drivers safety. As you age you become at risk for the many problems the come with age. Many of these problems may affect the ability to do tasks that involve a quick reaction time and fast thinking.
    Older drivers are more likely to have health issues that would impair their ability to drive.Loss of vision among the elderly is a major health care problem; approximately one in three elderly persons has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. An example of an eye disease is cataracts. Older drivers with cataracts experience a restriction in driving mobility and a decrease in their safety on the road. Of course not all elderly drivers are unsafe and should be taken off the road, but there is a considerable amount that are unaware of the increased danger they pose.
    If we require those above the age if 65 to re-new there licenses yearly, there could be a great sum of revenue made.It was reported in 2009 there were 33 million licensed drivers 65 and older in the U. S. If we charge a mear one or two dollars,we could use the revenue on the roads to make them safer and more comfortable.
    As we age our brains begin to deteriorate and function slower. One of the most common form of brain deterioration disease is dementia. People with dementia have problems doing daily tasks and communicating. In more extreme cases they may begin to see hallucinations. Now it is obvious that we do not want a person behind the wheel if they have problems doing simple tasks such as brushing teeth. It has been estimated that 10-15% of drivers over the age of 65 have dementia. Of course not every person with dementia will see fluffy unicorns or have trouble brushing their teeth, but there may be drivers that are getting worse and need to be removed from the road.
    If this resolution is put into effect it would greatly increase the safety of the roads. Roads may also be safer and smoother due to the money that would be made from the small fee that would be charged at renewal. Now this resolutions goal is not to single out the elderly and take away there privilege. The goal is to make driving conditions safer for everyone. An impaired driver is not only a risk to the people around them, but are also a risk to themselves.

  • Because no one put no

    No one put no so i decided to say no, and i need to put 50 words here so it can be a real argument, i am a 14 year old boy, i am supposed to be doing an essay on whether people over the age of 65 should renew their licenses, ok bye.


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