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Re-test drivers every ten years to make our roads safer

Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
24 January 2014
 

John Dales’ column in the last issue ended by suggesting that driving licences should be valid for a maximum of ten years only. Even disregarding John’s motives for this suggestion, this remains an eminently sensible idea for two immediately compelling reasons. 

Firstly, and with good reason, most people who put a qualification into practice are subject to regular reviews of their performance, such as Ofsted in schools. There are many forms of reviews in other areas too, where...

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