Thursday, 20 September 2018

Number of drivers over 70 up 10,000 a month

WITH the number of drivers age 70 or older now rising by more than 10,000 a

WITH the number of drivers age 70 or older now rising by more than 10,000 a month, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is calling for the government, medical professionals and assessment providers to come together to address the needs of this generation of motorists.

The call comes in light of figures showing there are now more than 4.34 million licence holders over 70 on our roads — 320,000 more than three years ago and an increase of 11 per cent from the 3.9 million registered in 2012.

The 323,631 increase in the past 31 months amounts to an average increase of 10,440 drivers age 70 and over on UK roads per month.

Over-80s broke the one million barrier last year have and now number 1.17 million in total.

By Nigel Wigmore





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