Accident victim hits back at proposed older driver test
I WOULD like to respond to comment made by Mr Len Rewald, Gracemere (T M B January 18) about older people doing some kind of driving test.
As the person that was involved in the MVA on the 9th and also being 70 years of age, I would like to inform this gentleman, that I have been driving since I was 17 years of age and this was my first accident and point out that I did not cause this accident and my age was not the contributing factor.
I Tried to take evasive action but the other driver (who was 50 years my junior) did not stop and took the right of way from me.
I was asked to give a breath test at the accident site which came back negative to drugs or alcohol and did not receive a traffic violation ticket for causing the accident
Also I have had only one speeding ticket in 53 years of driving, that was because several years ago the 70klm speed limit on the Moore Creek road between Norman Rd & Yamba Rd was changed to 60 klm and did not notice the change. Plus I have undertaken a Defence Driving course at Mt Cotton during my Ambulance service.
I don't think that there would be many drivers younger than myself who would have the same driving record.
Arrogance , Alcohol and driving stupidity are the main accident factors.