In my job, I travel a lot, up and down the country on its increasingly busy roads and at all hours of the day and night.
The more I travel, I can’t help thinking that there are so many people on the roads today that shouldn’t be behind the wheel.
This is just my opinion of course, but I’m sure a lot of you have also witnessed near misses and inconsiderate driving in the last month.
Recently I have seen vehicles that have made turns without indicating, causing oncoming traffic to take evasive action and drivers swerving into the middle of the road and well over the white line, approaching a corner.
DVLA sources show that 14,000 people aged over 70 were banned from driving on health grounds last year.
Each of these occasions I witnessed, the cars were being driven by elderly drivers, appearing nervous and clearly lacking confidence. This can’t be good. The roads are so much busier than they used to be.
Should the elderly need to take a further test to ensure that they are able to and understand the demands of today’s roads and driving conditions? What do you think?