For many of us, driving is an essential part of life - from getting to the shops to going to work. So what if someone suddenly took that off of you?
There is no shame in growing old, it happens to us all! Naturally, our abilities in life decrease as we progress through it; our eye sight deteriorates, as does our hearing. Linked with these two things is our reaction time and ability to read the road ahead and identify potential hazards. So, bearing all of this in mind, should we have to resit our driving test and, if so, at what age should this happen? Statistics released by the Department of Transport stated that it is in fact younger drivers who make more of reported accidents, with older drivers being involved in fewer. In 2015, 15.36% of reported accidents involved drivers aged under 24. The percentage of accidents involving drivers aged over 70: 5.96%. Should it really be old drivers resitting?
The Current UK Guidelines