Survey suggests OAPs ‘should retake’ driving test

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Survey suggests OAPs ‘should retake’ driving test

Three in five motorists think older drivers should be forced to retake the driving test when they reach the age of 66, according to a survey.

A majority of 17-24 year olds would like to see a test retaken even at a younger age of 63.

Survey: 65% want medical checks for older drivers

People aged over 70 make up 9% of all drivers and are responsible for only 6% of driver casualties, Auto Trader said.   In comparison, 20% of motorists are aged under 30 and cause 35% of casualties.

Despite this, most drivers believe that elderly people should retake their driving test at the age of 66.

65% think older drivers should be subject to medical checks such as regular sight and co-ordination checks   30% think the Government should reduce the number of points older drivers are allowed before they lose their licence   21% believe the regulations in place to monitor older drivers are insufficient UK

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