Pensioner-friendly roundabouts could replace dangerous T junctions says the Daily Telegraph headline. It’s reporting recommendations from the Older Drivers Taskforce which include more use of segregated slip roads, more visible signage and more traffic lights at crossroads.

It’s a logical step, given there could be 8.5 million drivers aged 70 or older in 20 years time. Why not make the roads safer for everyone with simple adaptations?

But I suspect the main reaction to making roads safer for older drivers will be, “if they can’t cope, they shouldn’t drive at all”.  Read More →