From the summer, anyone applying for or renewing a driving license will have to say whether or not they wish to donate their organs in the event of their death. At the moment, one can decline to answer the question.
This is clearly a highly well-intentioned move. It is designed to help save lives and most people indicate that they wish to donate organs, even though they have not got round to confirming their wish. This is a way of enabling people to confirm their wishes.
I may be the only one, but I feel uneasy about using driving license applications in this way. One is required to answer a question that is not related, at least not directly related, to the purpose for which one is making an application. One should retain the option not to answer. The point is one of principle. Should one start having to answer questions on other unrelated, possibly less benign, questions? I appreciate you could decide not to drive a car, but I still feel uneasy.
UPDATE: This appears to be a non-story. As Jonathan notes in the comments, there will still be an opportunity to defer answering.