Still safe at seventy14 Apr 2010

Maintaining mobility for older drivers

Despite the myths, the 3.7 million drivers born before World War II are amongst the safest people on our roads, and forcing them to take compulsory retests will limit their mobility, be hard to police and do little to reduce accidents.

Public debate needs to focus on older drivers’ opportunities to self-regulate, and away from stressful retesting, or licensing restrictions.

In a major piece of research Elizabeth Box, Julie Gandolfi and Kit Mitchell explore the issues surrounding keeping older drivers on the road in a safe manner. The report and press release follow below: