2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
According to a survey, a clear majority is against a statutory age limit for drivers. However, almost half of the respondents are in favor of a test of fitness to drive.
According to a survey by the DEKRA expert organization, there should be no statutory age limit for older drivers to be fit to drive. Of 1,000 respondents, 83.9 percent were against such a regulation, as DEKRA announced on Tuesday.
Check fitness to drive
In return, almost 43 percent of the respondents said they should have their fitness to drive from a certain age checked by an officially recognized assessment agency. If an older driver is no longer able to cope with the demands of road traffic, then one in three (36 percent) is for a voluntary aptitude test. Eleven percent were of the opinion that this decision should be left to the person concerned.
As the survey shows, one in three (32.1 percent) is in favor of subjecting drivers to conditions, depending on the impairment. This includes, for example, a set route or the ban on driving at night. The majority (67.9 percent) of those questioned reject such requirements.
From the point of view of the younger generation - respondents in the age group 18 to 29 years old - senior citizens are far worse drivers. This view is held by almost 74 percent. Those who are affected, i.e. those over 60, are almost 80 percent convinced that they can drive a vehicle just as well.