The “driving expert” or ex racing car driver…..Sir Sterling Moss…….The one who has a lot of experience in driving on normal roads?….Not many parked cars, dogs/cats, radar cameras or junctions on a race track…..Eh Sir Sterling!!…..The former Formula One driver, believes elderly drivers should be made to retake their tests every five years.
The 79-year-old believes motorists should be re-evaluated when they reach 70, 75 and 80 to ensure they are safe and capable drivers.
His comments came as the UK Department of Transport figures suggested that accidents involving older people are likely to be caused by driver error and slower reaction times.
Sir Stirling said: "I do think older drivers should be re-evaluated because first of all, a lot of the road signs are changing and the road ethics are changing and the way the roads are formed. There are many things one has to keep up with.
"I think it would be a good idea to have a new evaluation when we reach 70, then 75, 80."
At present, a driving licence must be renewed at 70 and every three years after that. This is a form-filling process and elderly motorists do not have to retake a test. There are currently three million licence holders over the age of 70, and that number is projected to reach 4.5 million by 2014.
STUFF YOU MOSS…..Keep your opinions for the playboys on the racing circuit along with that barmy midget Bernie “The Dwarf” Ecclestone……The Formula One dictator….Sorry chief ……who stated that he preferred totalitarian regimes to democracies and praised Adolf Hitler for his ability to “get things done”.