Should older drivers be retested? - BBC News Straight question, should people have to retake the driving test at 70 and intervals thereafter? Personally i am close to 67 and my feelings are mixed. I have been driving, without accident or motoring offence, for over 45 years so why should i? On the other hand driving has changed quite a bit in the same period. The Highway Code was a small pocket sized booklet when I took the test, much different from today's mighty tome. I have no problems with this but have a couple of reservations. The fees should not be turned into a money maker for the government and should be set at a reasonable figure. The test itself should be modified: drivers have proven they can drive, the new test should concentrate on that ability and should be looking for bad habits, knowledge of the road and general ability to have responsibility for half a ton of metal. I did wonder whether to place in the NAAFI but this should do. Over to the Arrseratti.