Here at Vantage Toyota Knaresborough we love to cultivate long lasting relationships with our customers and enjoy hearing how they are getting on. Mrs Hartley has been bringing her Toyota Corrolla to our service department for over 15 years and we are always glad to hear that her and her beloved Toyota will be paying us a visit. Mrs Hartley has been given her chance to shine as she appears on ITV's '100 Year Old Driving School'. Drivers aged between 90 and 102 who are confident in their abilities undertake an assesment to see just how safe they really are, which we are sure Mrs Hartley passed with flying colours.
There question of when people should stop driving always causes a lively debate. Contrary to popular belief you are not required to re-take your driving test at 70, you simply have to apply to renew your licence. After this you will need to renew it every three years, giving older drivers plenty of opportunity to reassess whether or not they consider themselves fit enough to continue to drive.
ITV's programme shines a light on why it is so important for people to have the freedom to make this decision for themselves. As we well know, a one size fits all attitude doesn't apply when it comes to driving. ITV highlight the impact that stopping driving can have on peoples lives, also the impact that drivers can have if they continue driving past the point where they become unsafe to drive.
You are required by the DVLA, at nay age, to notify them if you develop a medical condition, or an existing medical condition worsens, that could affect your ability to drive. Key medical conditions included are epilepsy, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, heart conditions and certain eye conditions. Drivers must also be able to read a number plate from 20.5 m away. As a driver, it is your responsibility to have regular check up's with an optician and to keep your prescription up to date, in order to be safe on the roads.
We hope you enjoyed seeing Mrs Hartley on television, we certainly did. If you missed it you can catch up with it on the ITV Hub Were looking forward to seeing Mrs Hartley back in our showroom soon for a cup of tea and a catch up on her adventure into television.