Older drivers 'becoming prisoners' at home

I have just read an article in which George Lee, who is the director of the Road Safety Markings Association, has raised concerns about the negative impact of councils turning off street lights and poor maintenance of white lines is having on older drivers. I understand the arguments regarding savings to be made with turning street lights off.  However, no excuses for failing to maintain white line markings. Surely safety of all road users, no matter what their experience or age, should be the most importance consideration. Not everyone uses our roads 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.