And they blame us young drivers for driving wrecklessly...I have seen an old bloke go the wrong way around a round-about coming towards me...I was in a HGV at the time and the old bloke had to go on the round-about to avoid us!
Think they should retake the test at 60 then every 5 years from there.
Why the heck were they going up the M1 the wrong way? Come on how can you have sympathy for someone who obviously has no idea to what they're doing it's fairly noticable that you are going the wrong way up a motorway
1 cars are coming towards you no with you (Thats a big hint somethings wrong)
2 signs are the wrong way rough
3 exists will be the wrong way round
Nearly as scary as those who learn to drive in the summer on one of these crash course thingys around 8 days in the nice sunny warm weather night doesn't come till late, then winter comes along how that messes them up
To the older members on here, while i am aware that all of your are probably great drivers, so don't take this personally, once past a certain age there should be compulsory retaking of the test, say like 70 years old?
As the change is gradual a lot of people don't notice the fact they are having more trouble, as an example here is what i saw one old woman (70 ish i reckon) doing today:
A car exiting the roundabout from the other direction had to slam on his brakes because she was creeping round at about 5mph.
I feel just as sorry for the bloke in the Accord, he'll have that on his conscience for a long time and he did nothing wrong.
Not all young drivers are idiotic, not all old drivers are senile.
If some young driver has been an idiot and caused lots of other people danger then he should be banned from driving...
Likewise for old people, but in this case, with a retake of the driving test then it could have been prevented, i'm not one for the nanny state but incidents like this are just mad. Remember he probably never took a driving test in the 1st place.
I do find it difficult to understand how someone can go the wrong way down a slip road. I recall another elderly person doing this not too long ago for about a 3 mile stretch!
Many of you are saying that elderly people should re-take a test, these people have many years experience of driving, but there body and mind may not be up to the task of driving. But you can look at it the other way, that many young drivers do not have the maturity to drive! We may have better reflexes, but we do not have the experience that the older person may have.
There's no point going off that old people should be re-tested as sweet FA is going to happen, so why bother going on about it!
Live with it, there's awful drivers on the road from all walks of life, young, old, middle age, men, women.