Elderly road guidelines: Drivers hit back at proposals – ‘cease attacking older technology’

Some campaigners are pushing for older drivers to be subjected to annual or bi-annual medical checks to make sure they’re protected on the road. One proposal would ship the outcomes of medical checks to the DVLA to verify drivers with extreme medical circumstances are picked up earlier than getting behind the wheel.

They stated: “Any superior driver, as I’m, will let you know reactionary drivers trigger accidents.

“Those who plan and browse the road forward, at speeds to swimsuit circumstances, not often have to swerve or react needlessly.

“I’ve driven over a million miles, causing or having no accidents. I’m 67 and trust my doctor and optician to tell me if I am no longer fit to drive.”

However, another road user warned securing regular medical checks could be an issue for many drivers.

The rules would also introduce a strict 20 to 30 mile distance limit from a driver’s home, making it impossible to drive to a holiday destination or visit friends and family.

Telematics black box tools would also be installed in vehicles as a form of tracking device to ensure drivers stick to the rules.

The black box could also be used to monitor drivers’ ability behind the wheel with any concerning reports further analysed.

One road user warned applying restrictions onto older drivers would be a “massive vote loser”.

Meanwhile, another road user suggested roadside checks on drivers would be “far more effective” than blanket restrictions.

They said: “Roadside drug and alcohol tests would be far more effective. They can be easily set up just like traffic census points.”

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