Age should not be considered the important factor in licensing, older drivers, except in cases where the driver suffers from physical disabilities. However, because the older driver usually has slower reaction times, reduced visual acuity and suffers from arterial disease, and other conditions which worsen with age, he should be re-examined more frequently. It is recommended that drivers over 40, should drive private vehicles only, and not commercial vehicles. Although alcohol can be one of the most serious impairments, in many states, the drinking driver never comes before the medical advisory board. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM