Letter: On the road with the over-65s

Sir: Your report on aged drivers hit a raw nerve, as my grandfather has just had an accident and has decided to stop driving at 92.

The problem of old drivers is new, as they are the first generation of car drivers, which explains why there is no reliable screening procedure to keep hard-of-hearing, partially sighted old people out of their cars. The Government must set up yearly hearing and sight tests for people over 70, with strict criteria for eliminating potentially dangerous drivers.

Families wish their elderly members would stop driving years before they actually do, but cannot stop them without causing major diplomatic incidents.


London SW15