Mandatory Testing of Older Drivers
Drivers 70 years or older are involved in more accidents than teenagers. As they reach 85 years, they have the highest rate of fatal accidents per miles driven, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Some states already require seniors over a certain age to pass a vision and written test before renewing a driver license. Illinois also requires older residents to retake the behind-the-wheel test.
Is It Time to Retest All Drivers?
The older you get, the more important it is to have your basic driver knowledge updated. No one is immune from bad driving habits or forgetting rules of the road. Traffic has become more complex and rules of the road are constantly changing.
John Simmons, an experienced driver, took a re-exam to find out if he was up-to-date with all rules, signs, and signals.
He missed the passing score for his state by one question.
If you already have a driver’s license, do you think you could pass a DMV reeximantion today? Are you comfortable with all road signs, traffic signals, pavement markings, and safe driving techniques? How much have changed since you got your driver’s license? Do you know?
What Do You Think?
From Storify: Should We Retest All Drivers?