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Drivers Aged 75 And Under No Longer Need A Medical Cert To Drive

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Previously, anyone over 70 needed a medical check-up.

Drivers between the age of 70 and 75 can now reapply for a drivers licence without the need for a medical assessment.

The Road Safety Authority and Royal College of Physicians is updating it's fitness to drive guidelines today.

Previously, anyone over 70 needed a medical check-up when they were reapplying for a licence.

However, drivers in this age bracket will have to self-declare any potential impairments like all drivers.

Director of the National Office for Traffic Medicine at the RCP, Professor Des O'Neil, says wisdom and life experience make older people safer on the roads:

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