Licence criteria is unfair

Although it is illegal to use age discrimination, it appears that 80-year-olds are being targeted to be taken off the road.

Although it is illegal to use age discrimination, it appears that 80-year-olds are being targeted to be taken off the road.

Since they cannot do it because of age, they have come up with some cute word games that  can cause you to lose your licence.

This was started in January of this year.

You must repeat 10 words, and tell in one minute how many items can be found in the supermarket.

I have since been told that this is an Alzheimers test. My husband’s memory is very sharp. The fact that all the physical numbers are okay doesn’t seem to matter.

My husband has never had an accident, or a ticket, he has had some health issues over the years, but they are all behind him now. However, as is the case with many people, he gets anxious about testing, and can freeze up.

As a result, the necessary ‘pass’ fell short and he lost his licence.

This seems to be a very unfair criteria, and also that there is no second chance, as people going for their first licence are allowed.

I have been told by many people that there are a lot of complaints being heard, as even our MLA’s office admitted to me.

It is ruining our last years, and makes a man feel totally finished. It’s awful.

Patricia Swen