After his car accident with two injured, the debate flared up to about an age limit for the car. Prince Philip was now the consequence Of this 97-Year-old will no longer drive themselves.
Prince Philip behind the wheel - this image will be in the future. About three weeks after his car accident, has decided the 97-Year-old, the driver's license. The step successes, voluntary, and "after Mature Deliberation," said the Buckingham Palace.
The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was on 17. January in the vicinity of the Royal country estate Sandringham with another Car collided. His Land Rover overturned, Philip had to be freed from the overturned car, but remained, according to the Palace unharmed. The two women in the other vehicle were hurt. A nine-month-old Baby who was also in the car, was not injured.apology letter
After massive public criticism of the Prince had apologized in a letter for one of the injured women. He knew the traffic in the vicinity of Sandringham is very good, he wrote. But the sun had blinded him, as he was on the busy main road. About the accident he was "very contrite". Only two days later, Philip was belt photographed, as he sat at the wheel, this Time without the safety.
The case sparked a debate on an age limit for driving a car in the UK. So far, there is not there - as in Germany -. However, licence holders older than 70, close to, to have your driving licence every three years and to inform the authorities about health problems.
Who's to blame for the accident, has not yet been clarified. Open is also whether Prince Philip a criminal has to fear legal consequences. The investigation file had been handed over to the Prosecutor's office, this test to the case, police said. Philips a voluntary waiver of the driver's licence will be taken into account in the decision on a possible prosecution.