Washington, D.C. – Congress passed a new law on Monday requiring everyone in the United States over the age of 65 to retake their road test in order to retain their license. The controversial law stems from the steady increase of seniors that are hitting random businesses and houses in recent years with their cars. People over the age of 65 have a six month grace period to schedule and retake their road test. Anyone who does not comply within the six month period will have their licenses suspended indefinitely until they take their road test.
The law states that if they pass the test, they have to retake it every year in order to get their license renewed. Those who don’t pass their test lose their license permanently. While the elderly are in an uproar over this new law, many other people are saying it is a fair trade off if it results in lives being saved.