ADVICE TO THE COMMISSION FOR EVALUATION OF THE EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF DRIVING LICENSES

ADVIES VAN DE COMMISSIE TOT EVALUATIE VAN DE VERLENGING VAN DE GELDIGHEIDSDUUR VAN RIJBEWIJZEN

The validity of the driving licence changed in the Netherlands in 1986. At the same time the age from which elderly drivers should have a periodical medical examination was changed from 60 to 70 and the self statement of the drivers between 18 and 70 years about their health was not necessary anymore for the renewal of their driving licence. The effectiveness of this modification is evaluated here. The driving aptitude of car drivers in general and of elderly car drivers in particular is studied. Thereafter the systems for control of medical driving ability in some other European countries are described. Conclusions and recommendations are presented. The age limit of 70 years can be maintained but the self statements on health can be improved and more research is needed into the role and possibilities of compensating driving behaviour. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat

    P.O. Box 20901
    2500 EX The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00612125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM