Renewing license at 70

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  1. Electraglide

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    Read about proposals to increase this to 75/80 a couple years ago and the articles are still on Google.
    On radio 4 this morning I half heard that it was being raised to 75, I cannot find out when or anything else.
    Anybody hear the full item or know any more about it?
     
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    Hope it does it is getting close to that time will be watching this thread closely fingers crossed it will before January .thanks for info.
     
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    It is currently a proposal. No action planned as yet.
     
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    there was something on the telly earl this morning about folk living longer etc .
    possibly be like mots on vehicles they wanted more to have them then realised it was impossible so gave exemption to all pre 60,s vehicles .
     
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    Just going through the pain at the moment after 3 months go for my exercise ECG in 10 days. I suspect if they do chage it to 75 I will be over 75 so will get no benefit. The thing that really gets my got is the knowledge that in the three months I suspect there has been little more that an hours work done by all involved, what a waste.
     
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    I have just renewed my entitlement for the second time. It is no problem if you are reasonably fit. If you are not them it is a good thing to have a second opinion that you are fit to drive. Personally I think all older drivers should have to undergo a medical for any class rather that self certifying they are fit to drive.

    This time the doctor thought he detected a heart murmur. I went for a Echo Scan and that came back "satisfactory no further action needed". I would rather have it detected if I had one, rather than not.
    I know I have an eyesight problem, (since childhood caused by measles) so have an opticians appointment every year. The year I don't meet the (Grandfathers rights) HGV standard, is they year I stop, no matter how long I have left on my licence.

    Next renewal I will be over 75, so any set back of the date will not affect me.
     
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