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Driving License Issuance For Elderly Sparks Debate

today28 September 2021

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Source: The Sun Daily

Last week, officials called for senior citizens’ screening before getting their driving license renewed. Datuk Azisman Alias, director of Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department issued this statement on Friday, 24th September.

“Elderly people are more likely to suffer from health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and blurred vision, which can indirectly cause a road accident.”

He said that senior citizens should also undergo a medical check-up and get approval from a doctor, stating that they are fit to drive.

“There was a case where a senior citizen was caught driving on a motorcycle lane. The government needs to look into this issue,” he told a press conference at Bukit Aman on Friday.

Source: Malay Mail

As you can expect, not everyone agreed to this. Amongst those who spoke out were Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka, who referenced 96-year-old former-prime minister Tun Mahathir, saying…

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Written by: Quinny Tan


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