Should Paul McKinney, the driver of the fatal hit and run accident last month, be allowed to keep his license? According to the Department of Transportation Mr. McKinney is innocent until proven guilty and will be able to do just that. Scott Falb a spokesman with the Iowa Department of Transportation elaborated saying that, “You don’t revoke a license unless you have something actionable”. Mr. Mckinney is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and obstruction of prosecution by destruction of evidence. Both Mr. Falb and Mr. McKinney’s sister said that he had vision problems including not being able to see out of his left eye, with Iowa Department of Transportation records showing that his vision in the left eyes is less than the 20/100 and a sister saying he has a condition known as macular degeneration.
While I agree that we should be considered innocent until proven guilty don’t we also need to take into consideration the safety of other citizens along with Mr. McKinney himself? Shouldn’t Mr. McKinney at least be required to take some sort of test to see if he is able to drive without putting us at risk? Perhaps the McKinney's could make a statement limiting his driving. The public needs to know that common sense is a part of any decision being made.
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