Have you ever been in a rush to class or work, and while you were “kind of” speeding, had an old lady driving a 1984 Corolla slowly ease into your lane, abruptly cutting you off? Or, while you were parked in a parking lot, an older man driving something you would only know about had you been alive during the Jurassic era stomped on his breaks two inches from your bumper? Or perhaps when you were crossing the street one morning with a cup of coffee in one hand and a newspaper in the other, an old man pulled out right in front of you, causing you to spill all of your coffee on yourself? It’s not like they’re doing it intentionally, but they are affecting our traffic safety. A National Highway Traffic Safety Association study of the 1995 Fatal Accident Reporting System said that senior drivers are responsible for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities, 5 percent of all people injured in traffic crashes, 13 percent of all vehicle occupant fatalities and 18 percent of all pedestrian fatalities. This is not a surprise to me-most of the issues I encounter while driving happen with elderly people who can’t see or hear as well as they used to. This isn’t to degrade anyone of senior status, but rather to sweetly nudge our driving system in the direction where I think it can improve. Elderly drivers on the street are as common as love songs by Taylor Swift-they’re everywhere. And the more time passes, the more of them there seems to be. There should be a law that says anyone past the age of 75 has to take a driver’s test every five years to prove that their ability to drive has not been affected by their age. The last thing I want is another fender bender when I’m running late to class. It’s just another thing to add to my already full plate.People who go 20 under the speed limit should take the back roads or perhaps learn to drive the speed limit for the safety of all! If the young and the wild get a felony for driving 20 over the speed limit, then I think that 20 under the speed limit should get some sort of punishment as well. Senior citizens are lovely people, but having them on the roads is not safe for the general public. Improving this would make the roads a safer place for all of us.