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'We should not have to retake tests'

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OLDER drivers have said they would lose their independence and freedom if they were not allowed to drive.  

OLDER drivers have said they would lose their independence and freedom if they were not allowed to drive.

The Guernsey Press spoke to an Age Concern group yesterday who felt that they should not have to retake their test in later life, although there have been calls for them to do so from driving instructors.

Many spoken to felt they were very capable of driving and would be housebound if they did not have a licence.

Ken Warwick, 82, said for now he found driving easy, but if his doctor advised him otherwise he would give up his licence.

Mary Castle, 86, said that when people reached the age of 70 they were given only a two-year licence and when that was up they had to have a medical with their doctor before they were issued another one.

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