OK. What about old women? :)<br />
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I don't think the elderly should be banned, per-sa, but I do think they should need to take yearly medicals and any medical issues disclosed during the year. I think there should be a competency test and also a 'reaction / reflex' test.<br />
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I also think that those who newly pass their test should take a competency test the following year; the statistics for accidents within the first year of passing the driving tests aren't good. That's easily backed up by the cost of insuring a 18 year old driver (astronomical, depending on the car) as opposed to a 68 year old driver.<br />
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I understand the issue of 'Age', but I think it works *both* ways for old and young drivers alike :)<br />
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~F~

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That depends on the person.Perhaps a road test when renewing a drivers license after a certain point could be needed if the person was involved in a number of accidents !

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if you take an old mans drivers license away from him, he will more than likely drive anyhow causing even more danger to himself and others when he gets nervous from seeing police officers on the road while he is driving unlicensed and probably uninsured. he will always feel as if he is breaking the law, but dammit, he WILL drive if he wants too.

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my mom had to take an eye exam to renew her license this year, she's 56.<br />
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my daughters grandfather, 70-something years old, stubborn as a mule, has been in SO many accidents & even hit people (thank God never injured anyone to the point of them having to go to the ER), yet still has his license.

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Not after a certain age. I'm sure there are some 90 year olds who are still perfectly capable of driving excellently, and 60 year olds who are not. Perhaps after maybe 55 you should have a simple top-up driving test every so often, e.g. 5 years, to check that your vision, reactions and coordination is still working well enough, and if the results are any cause for concern then you must retake a revised driving test.

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what about women?? LOL

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