If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*


Should driver's licenses be revoked at a certain age?


    Many senior citizens have health problems that may affect their ability to operate a vehicle safely.

    Roads may be very busy and make driving more difficult for older motorists.

    Older drivers are statistically more dangerous drivers than all younger motorists except beginners.



    Senior citizens should have the option of maintaining their independence.

    Driving ability is better in some older individuals than in some middle-aged individuals, so this would be unfairly discriminating against them on age alone.

    Losing a driver's license may cause an individual to feel incompetent.


1) Taking Away A Parent's Keys.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 3, 2003.

2)  Parker D, McDonald L, Rabbitt P, Sutcliffe P.  (2003).  Older drivers and road safety: the acceptability of a range of intervention measures.  Accident Analysis & Prevention, 35(5): 805 - 810.