"The elderly [should be] fit and able to drive," he commented.
"If they are then they should carry on driving. For those [elderly] people that are not fit to [drive], we need to look at ways in which we can actively give them more support, so people can make the transition from having a car to having to rely on public transport, which is obviously very difficult.
"The older you get the more loathe you are to accept that you can't do things you used to be able to," he added.
Mr Tarling also said that younger drivers should have at least a year's experience before being allowed to take to the roads on their own.
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