Recent road crashes involving older drivers again prompts calls for introducing medical and driving tests. There has also been the suggestion that senior drivers should display an "S" plate to warn other motorists.
None of these ideas has anything to do with road safety, it's just ageist discrimination.
Even the statistics can be misleading. The facts are that many fatalities of older road users involve pedestrians and passengers. Lumping these together with older driver deaths distorts the picture.
Of course as we get older health issues will affect [ read more ]