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Half of Adults Think We Should Retest Older Drivers

Americans are still on board with requiring older drivers to take annual tests to renew their driver’s licenses, though they’re more divided over when that testing should start.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think there should be an age limit set for older drivers when they are required to take annual tests before having their driver’s license renewed. This is down from 63% who favored such annual tests in 2010.  Twenty-nine percent (29%) do not think older drivers should be retested annually, up slightly from 24% eight years ago, but 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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