Wednesday 31 December 2008

Octogenarian runs down pedestrian

Drivers aged over 70 should be re-tested on a regular basis, argues Anna Ford. A perfectly reasonable point of view. It is totally insane that at present you can go on driving until you are over one hundred if you want to, and the only person required to state if the driver is fit to drive is… the driver!

This earned Ford the wrath of Vanessa Feltz, who defended older drivers and asserted that

What they are most emphatically not is dangerous.


In Lancaster an 89 year old driver ran down a pedestrian, who suffered a broken collar bone and a dislocated shoulder.

No one should be driving at the age of 89, period.