Elderly drivers are irresponsible

Letter to the editor on the 100-year-old driver who police caught speeding through a school zone

Re: Speeding 100-year-old attracts national attention (News, Mar. 21)

It is disturbing that the 100-year-old driver caught speeding in the school zone was not ticketed.

We’re hearing more stories of seniors having crashes (such as the 82-year-old driver at the Victoria Airport that killed one man and injured seven others) that clearly show that these senior drivers have lost the ability to operate a vehicle safely.

To continue to drive is irresponsible and, in my opinion, as dangerous as an impaired driver.

Maybe it’s time that seniors should have to drive with a decal similar to L and N to alert the rest of us to beware.

K. Fischer

North Saanich

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