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Should men face limits?

By April 30, 2024No Comments

In the past year, 195 men and 86 women died on our roads. Does the disproportionate number of men killed indicate they are worse drivers than women? Should all men be regularly tested?
According to the Transport Accident Commission, 52 people over 70 years of age died on our roads during the past year. However, 44 per cent of these were either passengers or pedestrians. Ways to help older people stay on the road and drive safely should be publicly supported. To do anything else discriminates purely on the basis of age rather than an individual’s capacity.

First published as a letter in The Age on 30 April 2024



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