FOR the life of me I can’t understand why there is not some sort of driving re-test for the elderly. You can pass a test at 17 years, drive until you are 100 years of age, more than 80 years without a re-test which to me is ridiculous.

It is obvious over that length of time your physical and mental states, and your eyesight, will deteriorate and you could become a possible danger to yourself and others.

I propose a short re-test at age 75 years and perhaps every five years thereafter, to test eyesight and driving ability for long enough to assess these abilities for a small fee.

Without being judgemental, there are plenty of people of this age past their drive by date and if you wish to know, I will be in this category.

Thomas Ball, Barnard Castle.