OAP Driving Regulations

  • Barrowford MOT Centre

We all know how important it is to keep your car safe on the road. Regular checks to you cars vital parts at the garage like Barrowford MOT will put your mind at ease when it comes to driving, especially in those golden years.

But what are the regulations when it comes to being an OAP and driving?

Do I have to give up at 70?

Although a driving licence expires when you turn 70 it doesn’t mean you have to hang up your car keys and start taking the bus! You will need to update your licence every 3 years after you turn 70 if you would like to continue driving.

Remember, you need to keep your cars MOT upto date every 12 months, so keep Barrowford MOT in mind for this.

Do I need a medical?

It’s worth having a medical check-up before renewing your licence just to make sure you’re still fit and well enough to cope with the demands of the road. As we know the roads are getting busier which can make driving stressful at the best of times! So you wouldn’t want to be raising the blood pressure higher than your tyre pressure

In all seriousness, It’s an offence not to declare a condition or disability that might affect your fitness to drive. Conditions you must disclose include:

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Any other physical disabilities or visual impairments

Age v’s Insurance

Despite statistically being very safe, drivers over the age of 70 tend to pay higher premiums than middle-aged drivers because they make more expensive claims. Age is one of the most significant factors when your car insurance premium is calculated.

Looking after your car as well as your health will help to ensure that you get the most out of driving as an OAP. So let Barrowford MOT bring you peace of mind by offering our services to you.

Call the garage today on 01282 696351 to book an appointment at a time to suit you.

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