Wednesday 30th January 2008
Be Wiser Insurance

Ministers are looking to introduce IQ tests for older drivers in order for them to prove that they are still proficient on the road, it has been claimed.

An assessment could be required every five years for motorists over 75 under plans reported in the Evening Standard.

Questioning the ability of elderly motorists in such a manner could also result in car insurance companies increasing the price of policies for them

However, 94-year-old Hereford driver Muriel Gladwin thinks officials have got their assessment of older road users wrong.

"You don't have as many older people getting into accidents as younger ones ... It's the younger drivers who should be having more tests," she said.

Selby Times reports that people in the area over 55 were recently given the opportunity to attend a workshop in order to assess their vehicle maintenance and awareness.

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