Persuassive Essay: a Fail in Our Streets

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A fail in our streets People over 65 should not be permitted to drive because they are such a problem. Based on the statics of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they are reported 30 million people over the age of 65 were licensed drivers in the U.S. This is 15 percent of all licensed drivers. John Kennedy, executive director of NSC Defensive Driving Programs said “With our senior driving population growing, there will be more drivers over the age of 65, potentially causing serious safety issues on our roads.” When people get older, they develop health diseases and corporal degenerate. Elderly people loss many of its abilities and they can react to the activities that normal happened in the roads. They are two main reasons that support my point: physical and mental illness. First, when people get older they start to develop some physical diseases that affect their capacity to drive. For example, loss of vision, arthritis or fatigue meanwhile they are driving. Elderly people can’t see the same things or the same distance through they are going older. Also, they have other health problems like arthritis. Just imagine that a senior cause you an accident and then you know that the cause of the accident was that the old man has arthritis. It not was his fault, is fault of the authorities that permitted that people that aren’t in conditions to drive manage in our streets. Senior also can be affected by hearing problems that can affected them if they don’t hear a beep of another car or other auditory signs that help us in the road. On the other hand, we have the mental illness that can be, for example, anxiety, not many ability to focus, slowest reaction time and insufficient self-confidence. They are a lot of widowed seniors that doesn’t have the confidence to drive because their husband did it everything in the house and they not have…...

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