I refer to the so-called Alzheimer’s Driver’s Test in Patricia Swen’s letter printed in the July 7 edition of The Progress. Why can’t the motor vehicle licencing people simply administer a basic road test to determine whether a person still has the necessary skills to drive our roads safely? Who is administering this so-called Alzheimer’s test? I am amazed mere motor vehicles staff are qualified to diagnose such a complex condition as Alzheimer’s disease using a hokey word game. Is consideration given to people with concerns such as dyslexia or speech impediments? Perhaps the test would fail a legal challenge. A poor driving record should be the first indicator that a person’s driving skills should be reviewed and re-tested, not their ability to memorize and repeat a tricky word game regardless of their age. The new test would appear to be a blatant ruse. Stop the madness!