Older and Younger Drivers

April 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

I’ve just read a couple of interesting articles which talk about young and older drivers:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503459&objectid=11239089 - Being a driver educator myself I support the statement of Jacoby Poulain. I have been supporting driver education for a number of years through schools. Everyone needs their driver license at some point in their life, so why not get it done as soon as students turn 16 years of age while at school. This way it is less likely that students leave school and think it is "ok" to just drive without a license. Young people often don't realize that a lot of jobs actually require you to have your drivers license.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/9907835/Do-we-know-the-road-rules - I do some assessments with older drivers. Some are good drivers, others have really bad habits. Often because of the age there is some form of memory loss which makes retraining impossible. If everyone would be assessed frequently throughout their driving life, we would all be better of. We would be safer drivers + when we get older we don't loose our license because of a lifetime of driving with bad habits.

What are your thoughts?



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