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About the Driving Age Range Contradictions

The Driving Age Range 17 to 100

Driving is generally performed by people for approximately 83 years in the age range 17 to 100 years, with few drivers on the road above or below these ages.  Between 17 and 30 years of age drivers are generally trained in tuition cars by driving instructors who use dual controls.  Drivers are then tested by the RSA, DVSA or similar organisations worldwide in 50 km/h areas with ramps installed dictating a speed of 20 km/h, which is a contradiction.  Those who pass such a low-level test are authorised drive at a speed of 120 km/h, provided they display ‘R’ or ‘N’ plates.  Approximately 50% of these drivers crash in the first 2 years of driving.

Drivers in the 70 to 100-year age range are certified as medically fit or not fit to drive by a medical practitioner.  The medical practitioner may have never held a driving licence, be disqualified by the courts or declared medically unfit to drive by another medical practitioner or disagrees with other medical practitioners.

In 2016, I attempted to have the licence of a driver with failing memory and eyesight removed by a medical practitioner, who agreed.  The driver got Specialist advice and certification to drive for a further 3 years. I had to return to his medical practitioner who overruled the Specialist and ended this drivers driving career.

In the UK, failing to ‘Look Properly’ is the number 1 cause of road crashes and this may well be correct.  Between the ages of 12 and 17 learner drivers should be trained as passengers to observe at speed or 'Look Properly', as well as park, turn and reverse.  At 17 to 25 they seldom have the time to learn to drive due to studying and new employment.

It is not a level driving system when a young driver, trained with the aid of dual controls and tested at an average speed of 20 km/h at the Finglas Driving Test Centre in Ireland is certified as competent to drive at a speed of 120 km/h, provided they wear their safety belt and display 'N Plates'

It is not a level driving system when a driver with failing health is certified as fit to drive by a medical practitioner, while their driving standard is so low that they no longer park in the driveway in case they knock down the walls or pillars while entering or exiting.

It is not a level driving system when a sober driver crashes their car, but do not have to report the crash unless there is someone killed or injured, while a driver slightly over the speed limit or alcohol allowed limit may receive penalty points or be disqualified from driving, in case they would crash.

It is not a level driving system when a driver in a Fiat 500 or Toyota Aygo car is allowed to drive at the maximum speed limit although they will take much longer to brake to a stop than drivers in a bigger car with better brakes, wider, low profile or one-way grip tyres.

It is not a level driving system when different stopping formuals are used worldwide.

The Driving ScoreCard System based on VBOX measurements is accurate to within 2cm and establishes the standard and speed limitation of rule makers, rule enforcers, roads, cars, driving instructors, driving testers and medical practitioners.  It is designed to be taught from 12 years of age, without he aid of dual controls.