Question of the Month

May 13, 2000

The recent fatal crash caused by an 83-year-old motorist driving the wrong way on the Jones Falls Expressway has prompted debate over whether Maryland should impose new restrictions on older drivers.

What should determine when drivers relinguish their licenses?

Should older drivers -- or all drivers -- be periodically require to retake driving tests? If so, how frequently, and at what age should people be tested?

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