NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- All the investigating officer has to do is send the driver to be retested. I was hit several years ago in New Smyrna Beach by an elderly driver. The Florida Highway Patrol showed up and said the driver should not be operating a vehicle. And he was on oxygen while driving.
Only two entities can take a drivers license: the courts or the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Once a person has been issued a re-test order he or she has 30 days to appear at the DHSMV office for a complete exam, which includes eyes, hearing, written and practical driving demonstration. If they don't pass, then their license to drive is revoked.
We have the right to have only competent drivers on the road.
Blog: Musings by Darlene Vann
Local stories on elderly drivers and fatal mishaps:
Authorities: Elderly Ormond Beach woman drowned in submerged car in retention pond near her residence Posted Sat, 2012-09-29 06:25 http://headlinesurfer.com/content/410232-authorities-elderly-ormond-beac...
Other Media Perspectives:
Here is a link to Florida Motor Vehicles on safety and elderly drivers: http://www.dmvflorida.org/senior-drivers.shtml