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63% Favor Annual Testing for Older Drivers

When it comes to age requirements for driving, the debate is typically focused on younger drivers.  But the argument has now grown to include elderly drivers as well, and most Americans think an age qualification for license renewal is needed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of Adults believe an age limit should be set for older drivers when they are required to take annual tests before having their driver's licenses renewed.  Twenty-four percent (24%) don’t think that’s such a good idea, while 12% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

However, there's little agreement over the age at which annual tests should be required of elderly drivers.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 6-7, 2010 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 nationwide was conducted on November 6-7, 2010 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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