Seniors singled out

While some seniors are losing the ability to drive safely, it would be nice to see what age group is responsible for most serious accidents

As a senior, I feel that our age group may be unfairly targeted regarding our driving abilities.

Yes, there are some among us who are losing our ability to drive safely. It could be due to eyesight or other health issues. Yes, it is reasonable to give up our licence when and if that time comes, but is it fair to start with the assumption that at a certain age we should be treated in the way that the authorities are treating seniors?

I would like to see some evidence to support the apparent assumption that seniors are a menace on the road. How about some proof.

Please let us see a detailed analysis in our province over the past number of years. Show us by category of seriousness, and by age grouping such as pre-20s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. These records exist. There is no way the authorities do not have this information.

Please let us see which age group is responsible for most of the serious accidents. How do seniors compare?

Sid Burget

Penticton

 

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