LETTERS: Unfair to seniors

I could not agree more with a recent editorial on penalizing our seniors.

I could not agree more with a recent editorial on penalizing our seniors. Government ordered driving tests are not only unfair, they are seriously discriminatory against the presumed opinion that the capability of all 80 year olds must be tested. Poor eyesight problems should be reported by the family doctor and should apply to all age groups.

Cognitive impairment should only be assessed and referred by family doctors to competent professionals and not to an arbitrary body such as Drive Safe.

Forcing the elderly into computer-based testing is, at best, technological arrogance, at worst, downright cruelty.

We see poor driving habits by young, middle-age and elderly drivers, targeting  one group for such invasive testing should not be tolerated by a democratic society. All seniors, including boomers take note, get active, if you’re too lazy to do that at least join membership to the Canadian Association for Retired Persons  (CARP) an important lobby in Ottawa for seniors rights and benefits. Hopefully, we  all reach 80 sooner than later.

Angela Dowling

Retired psychiatric nurse

Penticton