Older drivers should not be prosecuted if they run red lights, drive too slowly or go in the wrong motorway lane, experts say.
Well, why the hell not? Of course, it's a new government proposal, you can tell by the way the 'experts' are suggesting something cretinous:
The Older Drivers Task Force said in a report that assessments of driving skills should be offered to all motorists aged 70 and above who are caught committing offences.
Drivers are assessed by specially qualified occupational therapists and driving instructors.
When someone is found to be unsafe behind the wheel, a report is sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency who considers whether to revoke their licence.
Rather than prosecuting them in the courts, like everyone else?
Rolling out Fitness to Drive assessments across the UK would help to reduce deaths and serious injuries among older drivers, the report stated.
Would it help to reduce the deaths and serious injuries they cause, though? Shouldn't that be the main concern?
The report stated that older drivers do not pose a 'significant risk' to other road users but their 'relative frailty' means they are over-represented in serious crashes.
I wonder if Chris Thorold would agree with that assessment by the 'experts'?