VIEWPOINT - Failed my Road Test
I am over 82 and have failed my first road test . However I hope with refresher lessons at driving school to do better next time.
My question is when were restricted licences stopped i.e. a particular area daytime only etc. Myself I am quite happy to have a licence for the local area for things like getting to the bank hairdresser and church and local stores. I find now I am taking lessons that a lot more is required apart from keeping the law on speeds and stuff I always try to obey.
I am a former ICBC employee from the inception of ICBC for 15 years,and a suggestion I would like to make apart from checking ones ability at 80 plus think a test be given to everyone more often at given ages, most people get their licence at 16 and from therein get bad habits which if they were to take a test more often would keep the percentage of crashes and etc. down.
Many of us over 80 are driving when they should not and checking is often necessary, but so are many under that age. We try to keep up to date and have been to seminars for older people but still it comes as a surprise how many rules we are breaking or got sloppy at when we are required to take a test when over 80. We should be taking life easy and not having to spend our pensions on driving help etc. when we are healthy and still able.