I was thinking; what a great job the french have done about their truly darwin-award-winning road death rate down to 5,000 in 2005 (annual uk road-death rate is 3,500 by comparison). then i met an interesting guy at an afal do; he's ex-motor trade and told me the french count road deaths up to 7-days after the event; in the uk it is six months after the event. so, just as i was thinking it was safe to get in the car again.......... do we need an INFOmation page to sort this one out!
I am 81 and have held a clean driving licence for over 50 years.For the past fifteen years my wife and I have toured France in our motorcaravan for three months in the winter. I drive about 8,000 milles annually.We have been looking to buy a house in France this year, to settle there permanently. Although I am 81 I still hold a valid, clean, UK licence.Will I be able successfully to apply for a French driving licence, subject to passing a French medical examination, if we were to take up residence in France later this year, or would I be permanently excluded from obtaining a licence in France because of my age ?We are going to France next week for our usual tour and would like to know if we can proceed to buy a house there, or just give up our dream.Many thanks in anticipation of your advice.