In today's world, most people perceive the ability to drive as a necessity for daily existence, and the elderly population is no exception. However, driving is a privilege and not a skill, not a fundamental right. Research indicates that there is a positive correlation between increased age and decreased physical and mental capacity to drive. Driving requires expeditious reflexes and acute awareness. Considering the research and skills required the question becomes at what age are people too old to continue driving and should age caps on licensing be instituted?
"Drivers' Licenses and Age Limits: Imposition of Driving Restrictions on Elderly Drivers,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol9/iss2/6