Road Safety for Older Drivers
Mobility is vital to maintaining a full and independent life, but as we grow older, our general health and fitness can decline. This often causes concern that older drivers may be at a higher risk of being involved in road crashes. Therefore, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are helping older people to maintain safe mobility as they grow older. Policies that prematurely remove an older person's ability to drive can have serious negative consequences for their health and quality of life. However, if someone is becoming unsafe to drive, it is important that they change the way they drive, or stop driving if necessary.
RoSPA's website for older drivers is full of information on the law about driving licenses, driving assessments and advice for drivers and family members. RoSPA have also developed two sets of PowerPoint slides: a short two minutes slide set offering advice to older drivers and a single slide with contact details for RoSPA's older driver's website. The presentations can be found here.
If you are an older driver yourself, or know older drivers who you feel may benefit from this initiative, please direct them to this page or RoSPA's website so they can access the materials to help them stay safe on the road.