Everett E. Dodd Jr.: Drivers need retesting

July 27, 2013 

Drivers need retesting

I enjoyed the July 22 letter “Safer drivers” and agree with it with one proviso. I would like to see all drivers retested more frequently, not just the elderly.

I am 65 and was originally licensed in Washington, D.C. in 1964. The time between license renewals in Washington was then three years. I got my first renewal, therefore, in 1967 and my second in 1970. Between 1967 and 1970 the law changed in the district expanding the licensing period to four years. My 1970 renewal therefore lasted through 1974. In the interim I moved to North Carolina.

My current N.C. license is for eight years. This is far too long. I think the period should be three years like it was when I was a new driver – for everyone. I would gladly give up some convenience if it resulted in safer roads.

Everett E. Dodd Jr.


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