Originally Posted by OldRightHander
At the minimum I think a written test should be required every time you renew your license, and I think the test needs to have a lot more information on it than it currently does. The test needs to cover things that go beyond the letter of the law to mention things like which lane to drive in and which lane to pass in. The biggest thing I see on the road is people who can't seem to get that you are supposed to drive on the right and pass on the left. I don't know how many times a day when I will be in the middle lane and some moron will try to pass me on the right when the left lane is open.
I swear, where I live I think that the ajoining state's driver's licence test reads like this:
"Do you know what a car looks like?"
If the answer is "Maybe", that person gets a licence.
The biggest thing I see around here is that an almost-unbelieveable number of drivers can't simply merge into interstate traffic from an on-ramp. It's as if they don't have half a mile of clear lane, they just want to stop at the "Yield" sign and hope those behind them don't smash into their back end. We've near-missed about three accidents due to that.
Also, I'm a firm believer that once you reach 65 years of age, you need to take a road test to renew your licence. I have no issues with seniors driving as long as they can actually handle the vehicle, but I've seen too many issues even within my own family where licences are handed out to folks who really shouldn't be behind the wheel.