Survey finds 4 in 10 motorists want age cap for elderly drivers

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21st February 2019 17:37 - Automotive

Survey finds 4 in 10 motorists want age cap for elderly drivers: A poll has revealed that 40% of motorists feel that drivers should surrender their driving licence when they reach an upper age limit.

The survey by found that although some drivers were open to an outright ban when drivers reached a certain age, over eight in ten (83%) said they would instead like to see compulsory checks for elderly drivers, which would give them the opportunity to continue driving if they were deemed fit.

What should the upper-age be?

When asked how old a driver should be before he or she is subject to annual checks, over a third (34.5) said they should start at age 70, while 1 in 5 think it should be a decade earlier at 60.

The research follows Prince Philip’s car accident near the Sandringham Estate back in January – which led him to voluntarily surrender his licence. 

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