Letter: Retest teen drivers

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A front page Columbian story by Paris Achen (“How should family hit brakes on older drivers?” April 23) tells us there is a big problem with older drivers that must be solved.

Within the body of this story, Achen tells us that drivers over 80 years of age have a higher rate of fatal crashes than any age group except teenagers.

In other words, teenage drivers are the biggest danger on the roads.

How about focusing the story and the solution on the biggest problem and retesting teenagers every year until they are 20, or not giving them driver’s licenses until they are 18?

Kenneth Campbell

Vancouver