3/4: Road Rules: Re-Testing Drivers at Age 65?

There could be even longer lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles if nearly two-thirds of Americans have their way.  66% of adults nationally think licensed drivers should be required to re-take their road test once they reach the age of 65.  32% believe another road test is not necessary, and 3% are unsure.

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Not surprisingly, younger Americans are more in favor of the suggestion than are older ones.  Most — 84% — of those younger than 30 years old, 76% of those 30 to 44, and 62% of those aged 45 to 59 think re-testing drivers at age 65 should be mandatory.  Even 48% of those 60 or older agree.

Table: Mandatory Road Test at 65

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