These drivers are not over-represented in serious crash data and the move brings WA into line with most other States in the country.
As the Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League WA have attested to, removing the compulsory test will also take away the worry for the 11,500 drivers in this age bracket leading up to the annual scrutiny.
A check remains in place, namely the compulsory medical test each year for those over 80.
If the testing doctor has a concern, he can recommend further scrutiny via a driver’s test.
And there is family, hopefully, to support their father or mother or grandparents to stay on the road or nudge them with the news of the need to give the driving caper away.