Thursday, May 22, 2014

Elderly drivers may soon face more frequent renewal scrutiny


Virginia has passed a law lowering the age at which seniors must show up in person to renew drivers license from 80 to 75.  Maryland will require road tests and cognitive tests when seniors have been reported by doctors or family (link with video  here). .

There is a push in Virginia to lower the length of the renewal cycle form 8 to 5 years.  The NBC Washington report was motivated by an accident in Bristol VA where an 85 year old man made a wrong left turn and killed a motorcyclist and almost left the scene.
  
Overseas there are maximum ages for car rental as well as minimum.  

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