A Gray Dawn

A Gray Dawn - XXXXX 1 XXXXXXXXX Kelly Cameron ENGL...

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XXXXX 1 XXXXXXXXX Kelly Cameron ENGL 10803-001 12/5/07 Gray Dawn Bad drivers are everywhere, and this is unfortunate because I like driving. It seems, however, that it's not that they are bad drivers, but that they've become bad drivers. The people I am talking about are the elderly. We've all asked the question: “Why” or “How can they still have their license?” The fact that so many elderly people have their licenses when they probably shouldn't is a lack of action on the state, and possibly even the people. Is there a certain point when an elderly person should not have his or her license? A lot of people will argue that the elderly need to keep their licenses because the license is actually a symbol of their pride. To take an elderly person's license away is to take away their sense of freedom. They can't go anywhere when they want to anymore once their license is taken away. My grandpa was really upset when he didn't get his license a couple of years ago. Instead he got just an ID, but he actually meant to renew his license. Just the fact that he intended on getting his license renewed and instead by accident got his ID scares me, and I'm glad he only got his ID. I love my grandpa, but he is in no state to be driving around at ninety-four years old. He probably hasn't been in a good state to drive for the past fifteen or so years. My grandma, in her late eighties, still has her license, and this scares me. I love my grandma, but she should not have her license. I actually rode with my grandma one time a few years ago. It was the first time I rode with her in a while; it was also my last time riding with her. I seriously thought I was going to die. I was just trying to be a good grandson and go with her to the store to help out with groceries, but it turned out to be a nightmare. Her senses aren't quite as good as they used to be. Running red lights, going through stop signs, I almost cried. When we got back to her house, I was nearly shaking. I lover her, but she shouldn't be driving around in her state. The bad thing is that she won't let me drive. It could be a
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XXXXX 2 pride issue; she doesn't want to let go of the freedom she has of being able to drive. It isn't very hard to understand; as a person grows older, eyesight decreases. This could lead to the prevention of seeing the stopped car in front of him or even not seeing the red light at an intersection. Also, as age increases, the ability to hear decreases. It's important to be able to hear what's around your vehicle so you'll know how to react to certain situations. Such a situation could be an ambulance siren. Coming up to an intersection, you may not be able to see far down the road you're
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