How older drivers hold a mirror to older doctors

Medical assessment for drivers aged 75-plus is a routine task for GPs. Like much in general practice, it can be straightforward, or it can be difficult. Very difficult.

Older driver

For those of us approaching the finish line of our careers, the assessment process for older drivers holds up a somewhat distorted mirror to us, at a time when assessing the competence of older GPs is floated.

There’s a bell curve of competence for older drivers, and perhaps for the competence of older GPs.

Most drivers aged over 75 are fine to keep driving.