Driving Tests: Older People

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the introduction of compulsory re-examination driving tests for people over the age of 70.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The current driver licensing arrangements take into account the risks that an individual poses to road safety and are designed to be fair and proportionate to all drivers who remain fit and competent to drive, regardless of age. Age alone is not a reliable indicator of driving ability.

However, all drivers aged 70 and over must renew their licences and make a declaration about their medical fitness to drive at least every three years. If there is evidence that a driver does not meet the appropriate medical stands, their entitlement to drive is immediately removed.

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