Older drivers are among the safest on the road and shouldn't have to take a compulsory retest, according to a report from the RAC Foundation.
The report reveals that introducing compulsory retesting for drivers over 70 is unnecessary, would reduce mobility, and be difficult to police.
The foundation says 70 to 80-year-olds are less likely to be involved in accidents than many younger age groups, however, they are more likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash.
It is only when drivers reach 80 years-old, or do only a limited mileage, that the risk of accidents increases, the report says.
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