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Am I Too Old to Drive?

Julia Langdon was so concerned about her elderly father’s driving that she reported him to the DVLA. Julia asks if we need to force the over 70s to have their driving assessed.

Political reporter Julia Langdon was so concerned about her elderly father’s driving that she reported him to the DVLA to try to get his licence taken away. Now, septuagenarian Julia asks if we need to change the law and force the over 70s to have their driving assessed officially.

Interviewees include:
Ben Brooks-Dutton, whose wife was killed by an elderly driver;
Dr Charles Musselwhite of Swansea University who says the old are less dangerous than the young;
Darren Shirley of The Campaign For Better Transport who explains that isolation and loneliness are the consequences for the elderly in a car-based society.

Julia Langdon was Fleet Street's first female Political Editor and has been a Lobby Correspondent for over 40 years.

Producer: David Morley
A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4

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28 minutes

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Mon 4 Mar 2019 11:00

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