Testing Older Drivers

Getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road could get a lot tougher for senior citizens, if some state lawmakers have their way.

A new house bill designed to require more frequent testing and shorter renewal periods for older drivers is causing some heated debates across the state. In the bill, drivers over the age of 85 will have to re-apply for a license each year. One 95-year-old driver we spoke to says he's worried about the proposed regulations and the added costs it would impose on seniors.

Many people are wondering why house bill 1606 is only targeted towards seniors and not teens. Teen drivers do, statistically, cause the most accidents nationwide.

Check out the following link for a look at how other states are dealing with this issue:

http://www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insurance/olderdrivers/


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