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Record 73,000 Elderly Drivers Return Licenses in 2019

Record 73,000 Elderly Drivers Return Licenses in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A record 73,000 elderly drivers voluntarily gave up their licenses last year in accordance with the government’s campaign to reduce traffic accidents caused by older adults, police data showed Monday. According to the National Police Agency (NPA), a total of 73,221 drivers aged 65 or older voluntarily returned their [...]

Controversy over Voluntary Return of Driver’s License Among Seniors Reignites Following Jeonju Accident

Controversy over Voluntary Return of Driver’s License Among Seniors Reignites Following Jeonju Accident

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Last Tuesday, an 80-year old driver ran his car into a temporary swimming pool at an apartment complex in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, reigniting controversy over government programs that encourage the elderly to voluntarily renounce and return their driver’s licenses. The accident injured five people including children and caretakers. [...]

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A program requiring drivers aged 65 or older to voluntarily return their licenses is in place in Seoul and some other local governments. However, in rural areas, where public transportation infrastructure is poor and the elderly population is a more significant demographic, there are voices of concern. According to [...]

Police Consider Restricting Elderly Driving at Night, on Expressways

Police Consider Restricting Elderly Driving at Night, on Expressways

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Police said they are considering restricting elderly people’s driving at night and on expressways as part of measures to improve the nation’s traffic safety. The National Police Agency (NPA) said Tuesday that it will map out comprehensive measures including law revisions by year’s end to cope with a growing [...]