Motorists over 70 might be banned from driving at night time or greater than 30 miles from their house if they’re sick. The proposal is being thought-about by the Driver & Car Licensing Company and Driving Mobility. It’s trying into whether or not aged drivers ought to have trackers put in of their automobiles.
Dr Hilary Jones has insisted that motorists over 70 needs to be examined.
Talking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Dr Hilary stated: “There may be different points.
“Folks ought to actually inform the DVLA in the event that they’ve change into diabetic, on medicine of any type, have seizures.
“I believe by way of age alone that is not the issue. It is your potential to drive safely.
“Have a look at deaths on the highway, most happen with drivers underneath the age of 20.
“I do consider individuals needs to be examined frequently.”
TV and radio presenter Johnny Ball added: “I believe it is horrible to make use of these restrictions.
“After all some individuals cannot drive after they’re older however when you can, you possibly can’t limit individuals.
There’s a enormous backlog for each concept assessments and driving assessments, with round 98,414 learners ready for a driving take a look at, and 54,000 individuals ready for a concept take a look at.
The Street Security Authority (RSA) stated there shall be an 40 extra testers in June to assist clear the backlog.
The authority stated they hope to obtain clearance for an additional 40 in the course of the summer time.
This is able to be a 58 % enhance within the driving tester work drive.