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7.0 Generation gap - older and younger drivers' views

In 2009 and 2010, the Report on Motoring examined the issues facing younger and older drivers, as well as their attitudes on key areas of motoring. How have the views of these two groups changed in 2011, and what do other motorists think about the subject of driving later into life?

Attitudes towards elderly drivers:

statistic relating to drivers over 70 should have medical checks

  • 41% agree that elderly drivers should be allowed to decide with their families when it is time for them to stop driving.
  • 70% agree that drivers should have compulsory medical checks at 70 years old and at regular intervals thereafter.
  • 62% agree that drivers should have compulsory driving evaluations at 70 years old and at regular intervals thereafter.
  • 24% agree that there should be a maximum age limit for driving.

 

8.0 Conclusion

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