May I suggest to your correspondent Alan Blandford that his letter (Echo January 31) confuses the issues.

The argument in question is whether or not elderly drivers should be subject to some form of proper driving assessment. Is each and every elderly driver fit to drive? Should Joe Public be at the risk of their own assessment?

I can show him one elderly driver’s car which, in the space of one year after writing off one car, has collected the scars of nine different ‘minor’ incidents. How long before the next incident is major?

The fact that he needs transport is irrelevant to this argument. He is, he assures me, a good and safe driver.

Moya Acourt