Was driving home this evening and was nearly taken out by an old lady who was in the completely wrong lane on the roundabout and she seemed completely unaware I was even next to her (in my people carrier not bike). Luckily I was able to react quickly enought to save the accident from happening.
Also on Saturday morning I saw on our local shopping park roundabout 2 parked cars blocking the roundabout and 2 old people were swapping details in the road as one of them had pulled out and side struck the other car. The cars were driveable and there was an empty car park just off the roundabout which they could have pulled into to exchange details rather than stop on the roundabout and cause an even bigger hazard.
Now to be fair to them, our local roads have changed so much over the years that when they learnt to drive I am sure there wasn't 4 lane exits on roundabouts and the shopping park was once fields so it must be difficult at times.
But should we be making the older generation re-take their tests or have some kind of re-fresher course?
Is it really just old people that are bad drivers or am I being 'Oldist' and should we all be made to have re-fresher courses to make us 'better' drivers?