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Should people over the age of 65have to take a driving test every year?

Should people over the age of 65
have to take a driving test every year?
I used the sample preparation outline with commentary pg, 211.
Introduction
A.
You
are the stop light, have you ever looked who is driving next to you? Have you
ever questioned yourself who is driving in front of you or dictate the way a
person is driving?
B.
The
benefits of people over the age of 65 years old having to take a driving test
every year.
C.
I
believe that people over the age of 65 should take the driving test every year
this will avoid car accidents.
First main point
(strongest)
A.
Having
a lot of health problems
1.
At
the age of 65 people start losing their eyesight it is not as good as it was 25
years ago.
2.
According
to the CDC in 2018, there was more than 45 million licensed drivers aged 65 and
older in the United States. This is a 60%
increase since 2000.
Second main point
(second strongest)
A.
Many
drivers are over 65 years old.
1.
We
see people of all ages driving but it seems like every year there is an
increase in people aged 65 and older driving.
2.
According
to the CDC in 2018, there was more than 45 million licensed drivers aged 65 and
older in the United States. This is a 60% increase since 2000.
Third main point (weakest)
A.
Support
1.
There
has been an increase in car accidents due to their medical conditions. They are
not only putting themselves at risk but also our general population.
2.
According
to Harper, C. D.,
Hendrickson, C. T., Mangones, S., & Samaras, C. (2016). Estimating
potential increases in travel with autonomous vehicles for the non-driving,
elderly and people with travel-restrictive medical conditions. Transportation Research: Part C, 72, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.09.003
3.
According to Higgins, K. E. (2003).
Driving and Vision in an Aging Society. Generations, 27(1), 57.
Conclusion
The solutions cannot be physically, mentally,
or emotionally harmful to the driver. It must be fair, affordable, and
feasible.
Possible Solutions: There are several solutions
that could help prevent harm to drivers of old age. We can re-test the people
over the age of 65 or older every year. Also making it mandatory to get a mid-year
health check-up on the elderly to check their capability to drive an
automobile. On the license plate of an elderly driver, have an identifier on it
to signify that it is an elderly driver or like a plaque that lets you know
this like a handicap sign something like that. Make it mandatory to have a
passenger with a license to ride in the car with them like people that drive
with a permit same rule would apply to them. Check for any diseases, and health
risks that would put the driver at risk or being hurt.
Because this draft is for a 6-8 minute speech, it should be between 1500-2000 words (it needs to be this long to fill the time – we can always add or delete sentences for the final draft).
Because this is a draft, I will award you points for the words you complete (out of 70 points).
Five different citations / different sources that come from the NC Library and/or NC Library Databases – sources should be dated between 2015-2021 (nothing older!) / (20 points)
Be sure to put your draft in APA format (10 points)
Missing database citations on each page result in 1/2 credit per page. Remember that you need to use your sources in the speech – not just on a works cited or reference page.
I will give you feedback on the written draft on how to prepare further for the speech.
If you want to upload a video in addition to your draft, I will be able to give you additional feedback for the next assignment.
Be sure to include your citations (especially at the beginning of your sentences since you will SPEAK them).
I’m looking for author (and their bias and credibility), source, date (make sure the dates of sources are between 2015-2021 – nothing older).