'Enough is enough': New legislation calls for senior drivers

COAST residents are calling for new legislation that would see senior drivers regularly tested to determine their ability behind the wheel, following a serious crash involving an 88-year-old last week.

A 33-year-old woman's feet were crushed and her baby girl flung onto the road when an elderly woman crashed her car into a parked car, trapping the young mother between the tyre and the gutter.

The four-week-old baby was not injured however the woman, Stace Lee, is currently undergoing extensive surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Should elderly people have to undergo driving tests?

This poll ended on 31 May 2018.

Current Results

Yes. It's for the safety of everyone on the road.

44%

No. Elderly people know when they are unfit to drive.

35%

Only if the elderly person is involved in a crash.

20%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The cause of the crash on May 15 outside Buderim Mountain State School is still being investigated by police however it raised concerns among residents that senior drivers were putting the rest of the road users at risk.

Buderim woman Michelle O'Neil said the current legislation that those over 75 years old needed annual eye tests done before getting behind the wheel, was not enough.

Read the full story at the Sunshine Coast Daily


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