September 23, 2013

Elderly Drivers

It has been found that more than 4 million people aged over 70 have full UK driving licences with 191 people a century old or more. The country’s oldest licensed driver is an 107-year-old woman.

Motorists over 70 must declare that they are fit to drive every three years without the need for a medical exam; calls have been made for a full medical examination by a doctor to be carried out before they are deemed fit to drive. Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation said ‘many motorists simply do not have a realistic view of their capabilities’.

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