"OK, boomer. Your made-up statistics created to 'prove' what Tory voters think are just _so_ persuasive.
I assume from that comment that you didn't go look at the Department for Transport I linked which has figures even as afar back as when Labour were last in power. Likewise, I linked to the Lefty-biased BBC, which should be right up your street.
"The simple reality is that younger drivers have actually passed a proper test, and older drivers haven't.
I'm not sure what you mean by "older drivers" not doing a "proper test". IIRC, my grandads driving test back in about 1933 was little more than putting it in gear and driving a little. In fact, it wasn't even compulsory until 1935, so maybe you're only talking about licenced drivers older than 86 who may have opted to not take a test?
As for the current test, it's not all that different to what I passed back in 1979/80. A few extras added in, some stuff removed (eg 3 pt turns and reversing around a corner). The "theory test" was shorter and carried out by the examiner in the car after the driving part. Oh, I should add that the show me part of the new test regarding using the controls and especially checking fluid levels was something that was assumed back then. The vast majority of people with a car back then would know the basics of maintenance and it wasn't expected they'd need to be "tested" on such basic and simple knowledge.
I'd certainly not argue that the new test is a little more comprehensive, but knowing both what my test involved and how the test has changed a little over the years, I'd certainly never claim from lack of knowledge that one of them is not a "proper" test.