Too old to drive?


Too old to drive?

As aging takes its degenerative toll on eyesight, hearing, reflexes and mental faculty, driving becomes a concern.

Too old to drive? (Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com)

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A senior citizen drove

on a motorcycle lane.

Some drove

against the traffic!

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Concerns sparked.

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Suppose one eyesight

is getting poorer,

especially on nights,

or against the glares?

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Suppose one’s hearing

gets worse and can’t hear

vehicles horning behind?

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Suppose one’s reflexes

become slower

with aging and stiff joints?

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Independence and mobility

are vital for the

well-being of older people.

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Should their driving licenses

be screened medically?

Should public transports

be easily and freely

available to them?

…without them trying

to cross the heavy traffic,

or to the bus stops?

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Are the millions of

baby boomers

still driving?

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Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

4 thoughts on “Too old to drive?

  1. I definitely agree that seniors need to have their driving privileges reconsidered where it makes sense – for their safety and for others too.

    I got my license late in life, in my early thirties. It was for the best! 😆

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