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At what age should someones drivers license be revoked?

We've all seen it, that little old man or lady that can barely see over the steering wheel, or they get out of their cars and grab their walkers from the back seat. Should the laws tighten down on this?


Asked by Kathy675 at 8:16 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Travel

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  • I think they should have to take a yearly drivers test after 70.

    Answer by arenad at 8:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I am thinking that from the age of 16 -33 no one should be allowed to drive. Especially boys.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 8:17 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I think that there should be testing for seniors to continue their driving. Maybe from 70 on. Some are very capable, while others should be no where near a steering wheel. Reaction time should really be tested because that decreases with age. Some should be restricted from driving at night because their eyes do not make the necessary adjustments to darkness. This is a whole new set of laws that need to be put into place. People do not take it upon themselves to make the right decisions for driving safety.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I don't think there should be an age. Maybe they should go by conditions of each individual.

    Answer by ILOVEMYBOYS704 at 8:28 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • It gets revoked for infractions galore, not old age. there are a lot of young folks out there worse than the old ones!

    Answer by older at 8:31 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I don't think there should be a particular age but if someone has an accident after the age of perhaps 65, then they should have to take the driving test again.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 8:18 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Not unless they are blind. Thats quite often the only way those people can get around to get their medicine so they can live. A lot of elderly people don't have anyone to take care of them so take their car your taking their life.

    Answer by Misteh at 8:18 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I don't think there can be a age limit.. I've seen a lot worse then the elderly..

    Answer by Angellinda at 8:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • My 91 year old aunt just stopped driving the year before her death last year. She hit a tree...thank God not a child. Sweden retests after the age of 65 and I think it is a wonderful idea.

    Answer by twinkletoes0408 at 8:22 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I think my 90 yr old uncle drives better than the majority of people out there who are younger. He obeys all of the signals and signs. He might take a little longer starting up after a stop sign but at least he stops.

    I do deliveries for a living and I am constantly amazed about how people drive horribly. It's all about them and if you actually obey the law, stop at a signal or sign they flip you off. There's a lot worse out there than the elderly.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:25 PM on Nov. 21, 2010