Because the driver who hit Sophie Delezio is elderly, there are now calls for drivers over 75 to be tested annually as to their suitability to drive.
My greatest fear on the roads is from young female provisional licence drivers in small cars. If they ever knew the rules of the road, they have either forgotten them or believe that they don't apply to them.
That two horrendous recent road accidents have involved elderly drivers does make a case for reviewing the driving skills of those aged 75 and above. One of these accidents occured on a pedestrian crossing where more than 20 accidents have been reported in the past two years, so it would be rash to pass judgement on the strength of such minimal evidence, It would be more to the point comparing the percentage of driving offences by the elderly with those by drivers in different age categories and the host of differing situations and circumstances, such as,Ages,Sex, Alcohol?, social background, time and degree of seriousness.
The road traffic authority have these stats.
What happened (Twice) to Sohie Delezio was tragic but it is time everyone took some responsibility for their actions. All drivers make mistakes, yet every day you see people blindly forcing their right of way. people don't even break their stride or look at the oncoming vehicle. The same applies to other drivers. How often do you see a vehicle slow down if another vehicle appears at an intersection on their Left.Or the Right (If you drive on the right side eg; USA)
The main causes for crashes are two drivers; one making a mistake and the other enforcing his or her right of way, My message is drive carefully and survive, Vest.
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