Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Peripatetic Discussion 4/2/2015
Mason, Wesley, Graham and I walked over to the Science Building and then to the Walnut grove next to Peck Hall. As we were walking, we discussed whether or not an elderly person should have his or her driver's license taken away. We talked about how it would take away the person's independence, but we also agreed how it would be a necessary decision if the older person was a danger to other motorists and pedestrians. We devised a hypothetical process of where once a person reaches the age of 70, they must take a driving test every few years to maintain their license. Overall, we think that an elderly person should maintain their right to drive, but if they are a danger to those around them, then they should give up that independence.