DRIVERS who have had their licences for 50 years or more are only to be allowed to drive between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
The government has announced the crackdown after warnings that four in five older motorists are causing accidents and tailbacks and increasing the risk of heart attacks for anyone stuck behind them.
Road safety minister Michael Ellis said: “Want to drive at 45mph in the middle lane of the motorway? Want to trundle down a country lane at urban traffic jam speeds? You can – at night.
“Britain is sick of pensioners wobbling along busy high streets at 20mph with one indicator left speculatively on. They’re costing business thousands and sending frustrated motorists to early graves.
“Under the new rules, anyone over 70 or who has been driving for 50 years is only allowed to pull their dithering bullsh*t during the seven hours productive people are asleep.
“The only people on the street at that time of night are drunks, and even they’ll be able to hop out of the way of granddad in his 1979 Morris Marina. Also old folk already get to the post office three hours before it opens so it suits them.”
He added: “The Duke of Edinburgh, of course, may continue driving wherever he likes, as fast as he likes. Britain is his racetrack and nothing more.”