Seniors must decide when to stop driving

Premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday that seniors should decide for themselves when it’s time to stop driving and it’s not up to the government to regulate their activities.

The premier’s words come one day after a Toronto mother was killed when she and her baby were hit by a car that ran a red light, and police say the driver was a woman in her 80s.

The 12-week-old baby was unharmed despite being knocked out of the stroller.

McGuinty says seniors and their doctors should give careful reflection and consideration to when it’s time to give up their driver’s licence.

There does come a point when driving is no longer safe, McGuinty added, and sometimes it comes sooner rather than later.

McGuinty says he’s willing to listen to any advice his transportation minister may have, but isn’t sure it’s something that calls for action on the part of government.