Revoking Senior Citizen’s Right To Drive, At 85

– Revoking Senior Citizen’s Right To Drive, At 85 –

This is an article, where many people might disagree. I can hear them now; “I whole-heartedly disagree and that’s because….. my cousin’s, sister’s, brother’s, friend…. is 98 years old… and she drives in NASCAR.”

And that might be true……

However, our roads are unsafe and here’s why;

According to Google; “A study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, shows that seven out of 10 Americans are currently taking at least one prescription drug. The most commonly prescribed drug is antibiotics — taken by 17 percent of Americans — followed by anti-depressants and opioids — each taken by about 13 percent of Americans. – June 19, 2013.”

So, to re-iterate, 7/10 Americans are currently prescribed to pharmaceutical drugs, many of whom, are other drivers you might see on the road today…..

Furthermore, according to, car accidents were the 4th leading cause of death, in 2013 alone. During that year, 136,000 American deaths were attributed to car accidents, or roughly 5.2%. In other words 1/20 Americans, who lost there lives in 2013, died in a car…

*4: Accidents

  • Deaths: 136,053
  • Rate: 42.7
  • Age-adjusted rate: 40.5
  • Percentage of total deaths: 5.2 percent

So, in the wake of these statistics and with reverence to prescription drug use… I believe that our nation needs to consider driving reforms. So, in conclusion, maybe now is the time to take comprehensive measures to protect America, by revoking senior citizen’s right to drive, after the age of 85.

-William Larsen,