Elderly drivers are 'doctor shopping' to get licence renewed in New South Wales

Elderly drivers in New South Wales are reportedly 'doctor shopping' in a desperate attempt to keep their licences when it's time to renew them.  

Sydney doctors have raised concerns about the worrying trend, where drivers aged 75 and over will visit GPs until they find one who will pass their annual medical review, which is required to remain on the road.

There have been a recent spate of deaths and accidents on NSW roads involving drivers aged over 70.

NSW drivers aged 75 and over (stock image) must pass a medical review every year to keep their licence

NSW drivers aged 75 and over (stock image) must pass a medical review every year to keep their licence

A man, 73, died on Thursday after his Toyota Camry sedan collided with a Toyota Landcruiser on the Mitchell Highway in Dubbo in central NSW. 

Dr Annette Munday, a GP in Sydney's southwest told The Sunday Telegraph there are people aged their 90s who still want to remain behind the wheel.

'When I started as a doctor, there weren't very many drivers aged over the age 75 — now there are lots because people didn't live that long,' she told the publication.

'We've got elderly people that don't have the reflexes, are frequently on medications that impair their ability, some of these people have

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