x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Bill to regulate elderly drivers

BOSTON // A bill that will require all drivers aged 75 or over in the US state of Massachusetts to undergo physical and cognitive exams when they renew their licences is expected to go before the state's House of Representatives this month. The bill has won the backing of the state's Joint Committee on Transportation although critics have raised concerns about the lack of specific information about how the tests would be conducted. Massachusetts' lawmakers were pressured to act after a series of incidents involving elderly drivers and fatal accidents earlier this year. motoring@thenational.ae