the Federal transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) is opposed to mandatory driving tests for older drivers. “A road test for seniors, not for me,” he said the Newspapers of the Funke media group.

“From the accident statistics revealed no abnormalities. Accidents can happen to a 21-year-old driver as well as a 81-year-old driver.”

He put on personal responsibility, said Scheuer. This means, “that everyone always checks back his Fitness and his skills in the field of road transport”. A commitment to make this after a certain age, not out of the question.

driving tests for elderly drivers has been discussed again and again. In the UK there was recently such a debate, after Prince Philip had an accident, in which the 97-Year-old self sat at the wheel.

Scheuer expects, according to its own statement, so that older people, thanks to Autonomous and automated systems “in the near future (…) will not drive itself”. Just on the country’s Elderly could remain mobile.

“you call a self-driving car, can join with friends or neighbors, and to bring the pharmacy or supermarket. This will soon become a reality and is the greatest opportunity to equivalent living conditions”, – said the Minister of transport.

dpa