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Driving Policy For Elderly

Picture this in your mind. It’s a beautiful sunny day in the middle of nowhere, and there’s not a single city or town for miles. It’s a straight road that leads passed your eye distance disappearing into the horizon. Wouldn’t you want to test your car to see how fast it really can go? Now picture this. It’s a cold rainy day and your stuck behind a car that’s moving as slow as molasses. Now wouldn’t you get mad? What would your feelings be towards this? Wouldn’t it be exhilarating to drive over a hundred miles an hour? So, do you think that elderly people should retake their drivers test? The problem with elderly people these days are because younger men and women believe that they can become a hazard among themselves and other drivers. Elderly people only have problems on the road when they aren’t able to perform their driving skills any longer. Like they might fall asleep at night during long distance driving because once you get older, you seem to feel more tired. Also, their weak bones and muscles. It might even be slow reactions because to brain begins to shut down when you get older and so does your body. I remember when my mother and I had left from one of my Hampstead Hoops basketball games, and after the game a chose to ride home with my mother. As time passed, I started to slowly close my eyes and fall asleep. At that point in time, I had no clue that we had got stuck behind someone driving slowly. When that one specific car pulled out in front of us, I could see the old persons figure in the glare from the incoming cars. Soon cars started to be bumper to bumper, almost like a Congo line at a party. My mother was hoping that the old person would turn soon because it was getting late and I still had homework to finish. To make a long story short, the old man, or woman stayed in front of us all the way from Manchester, NH. He or she was probably going around forty mph, which was under the s...

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