Elderly drivers should face medical checks 'every two years' costing up to £100

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Freeman said: “Once you get to the age of 70 you should have your reaction time and vision tested every two years as a minimum.

He added: “ I think there should be at least every two years a face to face, physical examination where reaction times and vision are actually tested.

“I know it sounds harsh and I do appreciate that when we get to a certain age we want to continue with our independence and our freedom.

“But we have got to prioritise road safety, we can’t say your independence is worth more than someone’s life.”

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