February 16, 2015

Annual Driving Appraisals?

There have been numerous articles on the problem age groups for driving. Young drivers have been commonly branded the most dangerous drivers with a new points system being enforced specifically for young drivers. There has also been much debate on introducing a graduated licence system.

On the other end of the scale, elderly drivers have been commonly viewed as the problematic age group with calls being made for them to undergo retests in order to keep their licences.

However, surely a better system would be for all drivers to undergo professional driving appraisals once a year? For each 60-minute assessment they’d pay around £20, or a little more if driving the appraiser’s car. Only qualified driving instructors could qualify as appraisers. This would mean that the standard of all drivers would be constantly kept in check rather than accusing certain age groups of being dangerous drivers.

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