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Old 10-06-2009, 13:56   #61
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I'd go with the idea of a retest every 10 years or some other similar period as a lot can change within that sort of timescale - it doesn't necessarily have to be along the same lines as a driving test with rigid focus on "safe" driving practice (feeding wheel through hands etc) but certainly for hazard perception and adequate observation.
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Old 10-06-2009, 19:16   #62
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I'd still choose 5 year intervals over ten.....and include a compulsory eye test as well. You're senses can wane significantly in five years never mind ten. How about a compromise?
Every ten years until you're 40 then every five years after that?

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A criticism I often hear of such a scheme is that many people who depend on their cars will be forced off the roads. Well if you can't be bothered or aren't capable of passing a test within a year then you shouldn't be on the road in the first place
I completely agree.
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Old 13-06-2009, 10:28   #63
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In terms of old drivers I certainly have some doubts about, for example my 85 year old grandfather passing. I thought they already had a re-test at a set age though? Mine is apparently valid (from June 01) to September 52 the day before my 70th birthday!

And that's a differnet date to the date on the front that suggests I need a new image after 3 years or so.

Tests every x years might weed out some of the more dubious drivers; but I'm concerned it'd add yet more costs into what is already extraordinarily expensive.
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Old 13-06-2009, 12:05   #64
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In terms of old drivers I certainly have some doubts about, for example my 85 year old grandfather passing. I thought they already had a re-test at a set age though? Mine is apparently valid (from June 01) to September 52 the day before my 70th birthday!
At 70 your license expires. IIRC when this happens you send off the correct form and you receive a new license. I can't remember if an eye test is needed though, but there's definitely no form of re-test.
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Tests every x years might weed out some of the more dubious drivers; but I'm concerned it'd add yet more costs into what is already extraordinarily expensive.
I'd gladly pay an extra 40 or so every five years if it meant that people who shouldn't even be on the roads were forced back upto standard.
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