Driving licence: a mandatory health check ?

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The European Commission has proposed making driving licences after the age of 70 subject to regular health checks. The aim is to strengthen measures to fight road insecurity. A number of countries have already rejected this measure, notably Germany and Austria. They believe that it would be discriminatory and would limit the mobility of the elderly, thereby increasing their isolation.

In the statistics we consulted, the elderly are no more responsible for accidents than other categories of the population, or even slightly less. When they are involved in accidents, they are often responsible, just like the 18-24 age group.

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