Having a car can mean independence for so many — especially if they are stuck in rural Ireland. That’s even more so the case if older people need to get to services or just simply want to keep up contact with friends and family. A new RTÉ One documentary starting next Monday, June 19, called Too Old For The Road? follows the lives of older Irish motorists, including Michael Hayes, (pictured) as they face new concerns head on: failing eyesight, driving licence renewal, rural isolation and a speeding fine at age 86. The truth is you are never too old for anything, but sometimes age-related complications mean people have to give up driving. One of the issues explored includes what happens when older drivers’ health begins to fail and they risk becoming a danger to themselves and other road users.