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Old Dec 24th 2017, 3:16 pm
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Talk about missing the point and picking on soft targets !

Anyone heard more about it ?

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Old Dec 24th 2017, 3:43 pm
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Talk about missing the point and picking on soft targets !

Anyone heard more about it ?

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I don't think in reality there is anything new in this. 65+ have always had to have their licence renewed with a medical every 5 years haven't they? I'm sure the medical requirement starts lower than 65 in fact? Doctors surely have always been able to revoke licences on medical grounds even in UK so shouldn't think elsewhere in EU would be any different. Medically applied restrictions in extreme circumstances seems reasonable to me.
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Another rubbish report from a local rag. Many of these restrictions have been in place for years, based on medical conditions rather than age. As for restricting pensioners to non motorway roads, they are definitely less safe than motorways. Licences for over 70s have been every 5 years for a few years now, previously it was every 2 years.

A friend has only the use of one eye, and a few years ago was restricted to 100kph and was required to renew more frequently, that has been changed and no restrictions now apply.

How on earth could they restrict journey distance? Tachographs on every car?

bobd22, You have to have a medical BEFORE you even get your first licence and at every renewal thereafter.

It is a far more stringent system than in the UK where you can self declare your fitness to drive - that is ridiculous!

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There are restrictions on people driving with medical conditions at any age , now do you have any news?
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