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    Driving whilst unfit

    I would be grateful if you could you please consider signing this petition

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/21244

    (may need to copy & paste?).

    A teenager was killed by a pensioner driver who lost control of their vehicle. The object of the petition is to get a review of the law so that Police can suspend the licences of people considered unfit to drive.

    It might reduce the number of 35mph Clio's / Micra's etc on the roads?

    Thanks in advance.

    Iain
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

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    There is currently a form that police officers can send to the DVLA regarding people who are potentially unfit to drive.
    It includes the elderly drug users to name a couple of examples.
    Basically if you have enough concern, the form is completed and sent off and the DVLA arrange the person to turn up to be assessed within 21 days.
    If they do not turn up their license is suspended and they are informed in writing.

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    Hmmm well let's face it a lot of the younger driver are really unfit to be in control of a vehicle. Like the school runs mums/dads who are more interested in little Johnnies drawings he did that what is around the car and on the road.. How about we thin some of them out a bit?

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    i do think it does need to change ,my experience was a friends dad in his 80's. no problem with older drivers if they still have the ability but in my friends case he would crash into everything and was definately not safe to drive every panel was dented and more to the point it could have been someone injured or killed i spent ages talking to my friend who in the end went to the doctors to ask him to help him get his license revoked as he was dangerouse but the doctor said he would be taking his independance away from him so wouldnt,the last straw was his dad ended up driving down the wrong side of a dual carriage way fortunately no accident and so he ended up taking the car off him

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    Because of Glaucoma [ a notifiable disease] , I had my licence taken away from me nearly 3 years ago.
    I had no accident record and full `no-claims` bonuses.
    We appealed via another eye test by an optician but were overuled, no licence and my sporting and photographic interests screwed up.
    I am now on an electric all-terrain scooter yet I managed to score 2 X 119/120 and 1 X 120/120 at our three annual stalkers DMQ type rifle shoots this past year.
    It is not we `wrinklies ` [ I am 78 ] who cause the majority of accidents but young bucks full of drink and possibly drugs plus illegals with no licences or insurance.

    HWH.

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    stag i dont think your situation was fair at all and i do also agree that most accidents are caused by young kids what it does show that know matter what test people do once they have past a test you are able to do anything.

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    How does no sound

    Everyone who lights a cigarette in a car is unfit as is anyone who uses a mobile phone or eats something at the wheel

    The other is those on prescription medicine and over the counter medicines

    Now we are all guilty of something ,accidents happen people are killed every day on the uk roads by a cross section of the drivers out there

    So no
    Last edited by widows son; 12-01-2012 at 10:46.

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    Sort of brings the DSC and certain folks reliance upon it as a measure of competence in question then does it not?


    After all it's just a test at the end of it all.

    I wonder if those who so clearly displayed their wonder gun safety and handling skills on the video also have their DSC certificates?

    We stopped dad driving some years ago as he was becoming unsafe. He still hold a grudge against us for it. It's a matter of time before Mother also has to stop but we are not at that point as yet thankfully.

    Sadly the immigrant and illegal driving problems are not new and the Police don't seem to care about doing anything about it even if they were "allowed" to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    stag i dont think your situation was fair at all and i do also agree that most accidents are caused by young kids what it does show that know matter what test people do once they have past a test you are able to do anything.
    do you think that averages dicatate the figures, as the are alot more 17,18,19 year olds driving around tha 75 80 year olds.
    One thing is for sure, i bet the % of elderly people driving round with with drugs in there system is alot higher than the % of teenagers !

    Widows Son : the best answer to this debate i have seen yet

    only last week in my local town a 78 year old man managed to drive his corsa through a shop window, in doing so he crossed the pavement in a very busy high street!! its a dead straight rd with a 30mph limit !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by widows son View Post
    Everyone who lights a cigarette in a car is unfit
    I agree with you

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