All age groups told to brush up on driving skills

Over 50s are not the only ones who need to ensure they are capable of driving, experts have stated.

Over 50s may not be alone in potentially needing to brush up on their driving skills.

Consumer group Which? this week asked five people of different ages to resit their driving test and only two of them passed.

This included 21-year-old Emily Wells, who accrued 17 standard faults in the examination, despite passing her test less than three years ago.

The oldest driver was 64-year-old retiree Jim Hart, who had 11 faults to his name but passed the test.

Forty-four-year-old Claire Evans got the best results, with the examiner marking her with nine driving faults.

Richard Headland, editor of Which? Car, commented: "As the driving test is getting tougher, it's a good time to reassess your skills - or lack of them."

He urged experienced motorists to consider taking advanced driving or refresher courses at some point in the future.

This coincides with a study from car insurance firm Admiral, which found that nearly half of road users are likely to lose concentration when driving if they feel stressed.

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