Roadway Hazards In Driving

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While driving in any moving vehicle, one cannot trust themselves or any other driver around them. For that reason, people must be wary of the road and be aware of everything that happens around them. The danger that comes with driving starts when people get on the road when being unfamiliar with the signs and streets, and drive when in a bad mood. Once someone gets on the road being angered, upset, depressed, or unprofessional, they risk their own life and other people’s lives in vehicles around them. In order for the driving environment to be less dangerous, only people who display mature characteristics, in which they cooperate with fellow drivers and understand the environment around them, should be able to drive in a moving vehicle. Therefore,…show more content…
In order to see whether or not over the years people’s skills and strategies develop increasingly, researchers examined whether the experience in the elderly in different activities positively develops the person’s skills in the activity. According to Salthouse and Krampe & Ericsson, the general accord is that experience does reduce age-related skill decline, however, it requires consistency and practice of the skills (quoted in Conkle and West). This general consensus has been perceived from Salthouse in 1984 and Krampe & Ericsson in 1996, meaning that consistency for a specific skill has been required and seen historically, since the late 1900s. By knowing this, it becomes evident that there can also exist a hazard when elderly people drive, especially when seeing a skill deficit throughout the course of history. If people continue to practice driving and paying attention to specific aspects of driving they need improvement in, the experience pays off and they can become safe to drive around. For example, a study conducted by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety and Yale University experimented and found out that seniors aged 70 years of age or older who took lessons to improve their driving skills, did in fact increase driving performance (Conckle and West). This experiment proves that only through continued work and practice on a skill will one master an activity as they age. Also, one can trust this research and experimentation due to the fact that the Association for Psychological Science, or aps, works to communicate psychological issues to the world through their research and would want to share professional information about legitimate science. In addition to elderly sometimes losing their driving abilities, as people age, the possibility of them being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash
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