I see there has been some debate regarding the advanced Intitute of motorist's suggestion that elderly drivers should be banned from using UK motorways.
Now.. I will make the prediction that the majority of replies regarding this, one will find that the younger members on here will think it's a good idea, while the more mature members will disagree... bets anyone...lol
Before replying therefore, I want those younger members to think carefully before posting their reply, time passes very quickly, do you really want your driving to be severly limited when YOU get older. Assuming of course that your driving skills improve sufficiently to enable you live to a mature age.
Worth remembering that restrictions such as this have a habit of escalating over time, to the point when 60yrs is considered too old, and then 50yrs or lower.
Also the same bright spark from the AIM, when he joins the goverments think tank as he gets older will suddenly realise that the biggest proportion of accidents involve drivers in the age group 18 to 25yrs, so they then propose raising the driving age to 25ys, so be careful what you wish for.
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for the elderly, and I did not speak out—because I was not elderly;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out.