Kin 100 Debate Paper

Kin 100 Debate Paper - Miranda Sanders Kevin Neeld Kin 100...

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Miranda Sanders Kevin Neeld Kin 100 7 April 2008 Elderly Drivers Debate As the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation ages, older drivers are becoming more and more of a discussed issue at the forefront of American and world interest. As a person ages, their motor, sensory, and cognitive functions slow down and become impaired, and therefore raises a question: Should elderly drivers be tested to see if their driving skills are up to par? And if so, how? Several solutions have been proposed, such as tests involving motor skills and reaction time, while others claim that elder drivers are no more of a hazard on the road then other age groups. One study discussed claims that older drivers have the highest accident rate per kilometer due to the progression of age related medical conditions that impact a drivers fitness and therefore ability to drive (Molnar et al., 2007). This study experimented with using a variety of tests to determine the drivers ability to drive in a safe manner, and used tests involving reaction time and orientation to time combined with tests measuring participants fitness such as a toe-tap test, a peripheral vision test, and a neck rotation test (Molnar et al, 2007).
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