‘Keep bad drivers off the road’: Calls for elderly and dangerous motorists to resit test

Elderly drivers: Confused.com put OAP's to the test

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This comes after the DVLA warned that drivers with some medical conditions must inform the licensing agency of their illnesses to ensure road safety. This includes diabetes, Parkinson’s, dementia and any conditions which affect vision.

The DVLA decides whether those people can continue driving based on a range of assessments.

Previously motoring lawyer Nick Freeman had called for elderly drivers to face bi-annual medical tests to boost safety.

Express.co.uk readers have debated the issue over whether to impose such restrictions onto older drivers and whether that would result in safer roads.

Commenter fozzone, claimed: “Perhaps drivers should be made to resit their driving test every five years up to the age of 69, then every two years up to 85 and finally every year over the age of 90.

“The test should be the same standard as required by driving instructors when they take their ADI test.

“Maybe it would be a good idea to make everyone who is caught speeding 20 mph over the speed limit to resit their driving test.

“That way you can keep the young and old bad drivers off the road.”

Fellow commenter, Lizard stomper, shared the view saying: “Unfortunately for them they are a risk to other road users.

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“Nothing wrong with driving at the speed limit or what road conditions may dictate, even slower.

“But they tend to drive unpredictably and with impaired judgment and faculties.”

Not everyone was considering removing licences for the elderly.

User DanLud shared the sentiment: “A driver is either safe or unsafe, age is not a qualifier, there are some younger drivers who are not safe, just as there are middle-aged and older who are also not safe.

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