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|Are older drivers a menace?|
|Well every so often a politician, government body or the EU comes up with a suggestion to restrict or test elderly drivers. Why restrict testing to private motorists at 65 or 70? Why not at 45? or 30? As the highest number of fatalities are in the 20 - 29 age group.|
|Dispelling the myths:|
We have been doing this for well over ten years.
According to the IAM Trust, research and accident records of older drivers suggest that compulsory driving tests would be a disproportunate response to the scale of the problem, as the reduction in the number of accidents woiuld be minimal. Research also shows most older drivers know when to stop driving - and they do stop. Institute of Advanced Motorists