But the alternative view is that this would have an unfair impact upon the vast majority of safe older drivers. Accident data suggests that despite the perception that people drive more dangerously in older age, drivers under the age of 20 still have more fatal accidents than drivers over 75.*** So the argument is that the focus should be on young driversrather than older ones.
The Department for Transport said in 2013 that there is no evidence older drivers are more likely to cause an accident, and that it had no plans to restrict licensing based on age. It reported that age alone is not a reliable indicator of a person's fitness to drive.
No matter what your own personal view is on this subject, there are certain requirements for drivers after their 70th birthday.