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    Default Should elderly drivers be stopped from using Motorways as Suggested by the AIM ?

    I see there has been some debate regarding the advanced Intitute of motorist's suggestion that elderly drivers should be banned from using UK motorways.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ing-group.html

    Now.. I will make the prediction that the majority of replies regarding this, one will find that the younger members on here will think it's a good idea, while the more mature members will disagree... bets anyone...lol

    Before replying therefore, I want those younger members to think carefully before posting their reply, time passes very quickly, do you really want your driving to be severly limited when YOU get older. Assuming of course that your driving skills improve sufficiently to enable you live to a mature age.

    Worth remembering that restrictions such as this have a habit of escalating over time, to the point when 60yrs is considered too old, and then 50yrs or lower.

    Also the same bright spark from the AIM, when he joins the goverments think tank as he gets older will suddenly realise that the biggest proportion of accidents involve drivers in the age group 18 to 25yrs, so they then propose raising the driving age to 25ys, so be careful what you wish for.

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    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
    Then they came for the elderly, and I did not speak out—because I was not elderly;
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    I'm 30 and I think elderly drivers..... No scratch that!!!! ALL drivers need to be retested at a set interval to ensure their competence on UK roads, especially motorways.
    Motorway driving should also be a separate compulsory test to be taken by new drivers to enable them to use the motorways.

    Yes there have been instance of elderly drivers going the wrong way etc etc, but what about those lacking the confidence to filter onto a motorway effectively without coming to a complete stop on the slip road? or those who for whatever reason only drive in the middle lane?

    I want to know that if im not competent to drive safely any more at whatever age, that someone somewhere will make a professional judgement as to whether I should be taking mine and other peoples lives into my own hands each time I get into my car.....

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    Would fly in the face of the 'Age Discrimination' wouldn't it!!

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    Yes. I would ban all of them especialy them driving 50 mph in a middle lane on a motorway. No fance but that can couse accident. I have seen one older gentleman driving in a middle lane on m4 yesterday changing lanes all the time and he even didn't look in the mirror...
    ohhh... He loked a bit... lost. In my country if you are over 70 they taking driving licence off you.
    Public transport safer way of travel for older people.

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    I'm 53 and avoid motorways as much as possible, too many lunatics tailgating and weaving from lane to lane. They never seem to be old people though.

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    I'm an IAM member for 20 years and I think all elderly people should be banned from Supermarket Car Parks.

    Cause more damage there than on the motorways !

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    Just remembered some old doddery git driving 40 mph on the M6 the other night... admittedly there was a 50 MPH limit through roadworks but that was 6 miles back... how slow are his reactions !!!

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    as said already there should be set intervals to train again and also a seperate test for motorway driving

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    or you get them driving at 30 in a 60 zone with their faces almost stuck to the windscreen oh how that annoys me

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    I would include a Mway test as part of the driving test, or perhaps a part one and part two, which must be completed within a year or something. The first thing I did after I passed was have a 2-hour Mway lesson with BSM. It was worth every penny!

    As for the elderly, don't you need a basic health/sight check for the over 70s anyway, why not just upgrade this to include a short road test with an optional motorway section. That way, pensioners over 70 could opt-out of motorway driving themselves.

    In either case, the nationwide DVLA/police/insurance databases could have a flag for 'Mway qualified' and the auto-number plate scanners or police could pick up those who were driving whilst not qualified and issue fines.

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