In response to your article on the senior driver forced to take the driving exam, I feel we need to remember that driving is not a right, it is a privilege.
I think having your doctor fill out a form is a small price to pay for such a privilege.
As for the fee for the form, seniors get a substantial break on what they pay to renew their drivers license already, along with what they pay for insurance. I have friends, who in their 20s, had to have regular doctor certification due to health issues such as epilepsy — so, it is not just seniors.
It is about keeping everyone safe on the roads.
Since moving to Sidney two-and-a-half years ago, I have found the drivers here appear to be frustrated and in a hurry — and that is both young and old. We moved here for the ability to walk everywhere.
Yes, there are people out there who probably shouldn’t be driving. You can be a bad driver at any age.
That will continue to be as long as we are so attached to our cars and feel it is our right to drive.
Lisa Domshy, Sidney