Older drivers policy paper
Older drivers policy
Providing information on the main factors that can increase crash risk with age
Older people are a large and increasing proportion of the population. Mobility is vital to maintaining a full and independent life, but as we grow older, it is inevitable that our general health and fitness begins to deteriorate.
This often causes concern that older drivers may be at a higher risk of being involved in road crashes. Therefore, we need to help people maintain safe mobility as they get older. Our policy paper provides information on the main factors that can increase crash risk with age, as well as ways to help older drivers sustain a good level of safe mobility.