Q&A - The Driver's Testing Gap
It has often puzzled me that we undergo rigorous testing to get a driver’s license around the age of 16 or 17, and yet are not required to take a driving test again until some time in our 80s. In some cases, that is 60 or more years of driving without re-testing.
Even with the best memory and frequent driving, our skills do deteriorate over time and the rules of the road change as well. I know it would be costly to the Province to require re-testing in our 40s or 50s, or better still every decade, but in my view it would likely result in fewer accidents.
What do you think?