• JIJI, Kyodo

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A total of 30,170 drivers ages 75 or older showed signs of dementia, according to the results of a recent cognitive test required of elderly license holders under the country’s revised Road Traffic Law.

In the nearly six months since the law took effect on March 12, about 1.12 million elderly drivers took the test, 674 had their licenses revoked after doctors diagnosed them with full-on dementia, provisional figures released Thursday by the National Police Agency showed.

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