Ques­tions re 70 test pe­ti­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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

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