According to an ekathimerini article
the requirement to sit a new driving test every three years when you reach 74 and every two years when you reach 80 has now been implemented. It does apply to drivers who swapped an EU licence from a different country for a Greek one. At least we don't need to take the written test.
I missed the ekathimerini article but just saw this one http://apokoronasnews.gr/drivers-will-have-to-pass-fresh-test-after-age-74/
It doesn't bode well for the future. For starters, one assumes the best 'trigger' for the implementation of the process for any individual is the application to renew the licence.
What delay is this going to incur in renewing a licence? A month, 3 months, 6 months? How on earth is the 'testing system' going to be administered?
Next, what effect is this going to have on those who wish to hire a car in another country? It is entirely feasible that the Greek licensing authorities, or KEP for instance, can issue a paper much as is done now, declaring that the issue of a new licence is pending, but that will not cut any ice outside of Greece.
Whilst sympathising with the aim of the legislation, it is going to raise countless problematic issues. Like, for instance, my Greek licence runs out in March 2019. I will be 80 in June 2019. I am planning an extended holiday in the UK in June and part of that entails hiring a car for a minimum of 3 weeks. Under the previous rules, that would be no real problem. Now, however, the future plans are in limbo. Will I be able to do that? Not without a valid licence! Until I know whether or not I can hire a car (it could all be done on buses, trains and taxis I guess) , what do I do about booking flights, accommodation etc in the UK?
A real bugger's muddle and yet another example of the inept way in which legislation is enacted in this country, with little or no forethought considered in the process.
Any suggestions??? Bob.
Yesterday today was tomorrow. Don't dilly dally!