Questions re 70 test petition
I suspect that most of the 250,151 plus signatories of the petition urging the UK Government to introduce a scheme for re-testing drivers over the age of 70 are predominantly 20- to 40-year-olds.
I’m not suggesting any of them are other than competent drivers, without motoring convictions, and who would all pass a re-test if required. But I would ask two random road safety questions of them – and I’m not suggesting any are guilty of either offence.
How many over-70s were guilty of using hand-held mobile phones while driving?
How many over-70s in Britain have been convicted for driving under the influence of drugs?
If there were less aggression on the road, and a bit more compliance with the law, coupled with some tolerance and patience, then everybody would be safer.
‘Let he who is without sin cast the first stone’, or, in this case, sign a petition! Eric Nicholls, Gloucestershire