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Revoking Senior Citizen’s Right To Drive, At 85

June 28th 2018

This is an article where most people might disagree.

And 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, I believe that 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, today. Whereby, the most commonly prescribed prescription drug in America is currently antibiotics - taken by 17 percent of Americans - followed by anti-depressants and opioids - which are each taken by about 13 percent of Americans, today. – June 19, 2013.”

Which means that 7/10 Americans are currently prescribed to pharmaceutical drugs, many of whom are still driving on the roads.

Yet, according to car accidents were the 4th leading cause of death, in 2013 alone. Whereby, during that year 136,000 American deaths were attributed to car accidents or roughly 5.2%, which means that 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 conclusion… due to these statistics and with reverence to the growing use of prescription drugs today, I believe that now is the perfect time to consider driving reforms.

-William Larsen,