Quiz: Are You Safe to Continue Driving in Old Age?
As you get older, your eyesight may begin to deteriorate and your reactions may become slower. This can have an impact on your ability to drive safely. There is no set age at which you need to stop driving, but there may be certain signs that suggest that it is a good idea to do so for safety reasons. Take our quiz to see whether you are still likely to be deemed a safe driver.
EyesightQ1: Can you read vehicle number plates from a distance of 20.5 metres (for the old-style number plates) or 20 metres (for the new-style number plates)?
B) Sometimes, but it's a bit of a struggle
Q2: Do you suffer from any visual problems affecting one or both eyes (apart from being long or short sighted)?
Mobility and Co-ordinationQ3: Do you suffer from decreased mobility, especially in relation to your hands and feet?
B) Yes, I am starting to feel less mobile as I get older
Q4: How would you rate your hand-eye co-ordination?
A) Good or very good
B) Not as good as it used to be
AnticipationQ5: Are you finding yourself involved in more accidents and/or near misses while driving than used to be the case?
A) Being involved in driving incidents is not a problem for me
B) Yes, I have noticed that I seem to have more bad driving experiences than I used to
Medical conditionsQ6: Excluding visual problems, do you suffer from any medical conditions that could make you unfit to drive? (These can take many forms, but common examples include epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, renal disorders, sleep disorders, angina, profound deafness, AIDS/HIV and malignant tumours).
Q7: If you answered yes to the above question, have you notified the DVLA of this?