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Elderly drivers taking mandatory fitness tests may reduce car crashes



However, injuries among over-75s on bicycles and pavements rose, as a result of a higher proportion of people not driving.

The tests involve assessing a driver’s memory by getting them to recall illustrations, as well as their perception of time.

Drivers can receive results which show they may have a “risk of dementia” or “have no risk of dementia”, according to MailOnline.

Dr Haruhiko Inada, a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, who led the study, commented on the results.

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