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City motorway, Berlin : 90-year-old wrong-way driver causes accident on the A100

motorists in high age to cause disproportionately often in traffic accidents - and is involved in such cases, a maximum age for driving License holders or mandatory driving tests for seniors. Proponents of this Position, is likely to give Berlin a case from the past To the right.

As a 90-year-old Berlin drove his Ford on the city highway in a southerly direction between the connection of the clamping duration Damm and Charlottenburg - however, on the wrong side.

at about 3.50 PM, a on the right side-moving 54-year-old with his Mercedes came to meet him, then, as the police reports. The drove to the left lane and suddenly saw two headlights came towards him. He braked immediately, so the driver to the police, and tried, the Ghost driver by means of a pivot to the right to Dodge.

The 90-Year-old pulled his vehicle but also on the other track, the two cars collided. However, both did not seem to be a very high Tempo, none of the drivers was injured.

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the order arrived As police officers at the scene of the accident, the 90-Year-old official, according to a confused impression. An alcohol control showed, however, that he was sober. The officials confiscated the driving license of the seniors - he put then a contradiction.

"Three-quarters of the over 75-Year-old wear to accidents, is the main debt"

How to do it in this case, is open. Similar cases show that in case of emergency, the licensing authority shall not collect the driving licence, when older road users are because of their reduced Vision and reaction ability, or other restrictions fit to drive.

The number of traffic accidents with the elderly have doubled in the past 15 years. "Three-quarters of the over 75-Year-old wear to the accidents in which they are involved, the main culprit," Siegfried Brockmann, head of the Accident research of the insurance Association GDV said to the daily mirror.

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So they fared worse than the commonly referred to as a high-risk group referred to 18 - to 21-Year-old with a rate of 70 percent. Older drivers should be required from the point of view of the UDV, therefore, by law, test runs shall be performed with trained observers.

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