Sir Stirling Moss has called for drivers over the age of 70 to take regular driving refresher tests.
Sir Stirling, who still races at the age of 80, told The Times "You should have a refresher test when you get to 70 or 75. It would be a good idea if [older drivers] were given an evaluation test to see how responsible they are with modern roads, signs and cars, because things are so different now."
His comments follow RAC figures revealing that 61 per cent of people polled agreed with mandatory driving tests for drivers over the age of 70 and 69 per cent backed compulsory health checks.
This is despite research showing that older drivers are only involved in four per cent of crashes that lead to injury, a figure much smaller than younger drivers.
Current rules for drivers over 70 state that they must renew their licence and declare themselves medically fit to drive.