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MAKE PENSION AGE DRIVERS RETAKE THEIR DRIVING TESTS AT PENSION AGE

    1. Sam Booth
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      Sam Booth

      Derby, United Kingdom

I HAVE NOTICED PENSION AGE DRIVERS IN ACCIDENTS ALOT LATELY, MY SON WAS INVOLVED IN A HIT AND RUN FROM A 77 YEAR OLD DRIVER WHO HAD ENOUGH TIME TO STOP, MY SON IS VERY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AND HAVE THE MINIMAL PHYSICAL INJURIES HE HAS RECEIVED, AT PENSION AGE DRIVERS ARE AWARE THEY CAN TAKE THEIR EYES OFF THE ROAD, SO THEREFORE NEED TO RETAKE A DRIVING TEST, THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THEIR TRAVEL AS THEY WILL HAVE BUS PASSES!

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    • Marcus P NORTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      My Uncle, who is now in his 80's, never actually took a practical driving test, and has the availability to drive several types of vehicles on the road, due to a slip of paper that he received during the 40's. I recently had a conversation with him about learning to drive, and he told me that he has never looked out of the back mirror of his car whilst reversing.

      Just yesterday at a zebra crossing, a male pensioner drove through as me and my friends were waiting for him to stop - eyes fixated on the horizon as if he was straining his eyes with no peripheral vision. This is all anecdotal, but it is evident that as people get older, eyesight deteriorates, and we may forget things that we learned a long time ago; not to mention that older drivers may not know of updated, safer driving techniques being taught to learners today.

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    • tanya marie barham DONCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      i agree as they get older their concentration goes as well as eyesight and most accidents today are caused by the elderley and crazy drivers

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    • leanda hargreaves DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      its important because a 3 yr old boy who belongs to someone i know got knocked down by a 77yr old recently who drove off!! i think older pple really need to retake test as when they did theres yrs back a lots changed includin there eye sites etc... for the safty of others on rd and little boys like this one i think its best

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    • Allie Sanderson DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      A young boy was run over by an elderly man & left, I think this is horrendous & something needs to be done!

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    • samantha baggett DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      the fact that a little boy almost lost his life due to this; surely the goverement should make it legal to have a retest at a age where they are considered OAP'S

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