A new highway code that was introduced last week by Greek Minister of Transport Christos Spirtzis dictates that anyone above the age of 74 will have to renew their driver’s license.
What this means however, is that they will need to show that they are capable of driving a vehicle and that their reflexes have not deteriorated to a driving instructor and will also need to provide the necessary medical documents to prove that they are in good health.
They will be required to sit for an exam once every three years according to the new law, while those who are above the age of 80 will need to prove their driving skills once every two years.
Those required to sit the examination will be tested on road signs, and the driving test will only be focused on the basics.
Meanwhile foreigners are not exempt. Anyone above 74 years of age will be required to sit for the test.