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Older Persons Road Safety

DID YOU KNOW?

According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, drivers over 70 are as safe as middle aged drivers - the safest group.

Also deaths and serious injuries among older drivers are falling, although not quite as much as in other groups.

TOP TIP

Planning a route is a good idea, especially if driving to an unfamiliar destination and you don't know the road.

When travelling greater distances to unfamiliar places, a satellite navigation system (SATNAV) can be really useful.

This inexpensive accessory can help remove much of the stress in driving.

Welcome

Dr Carol Hawley, Principal Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Welcome to The older Persons Guide to Road Safety. Good Egg Safety is  turning the spotlight on the common problems we may all encounter as a driver and pedestrian as we get older.

There's no getting away from the fact that advancing years may bring a degree of deterioration in our ability to perform some everyday tasks that we have previously taken for granted.

This website has been designed to provide some helpful suggestions on the practical steps we can all take to maintain our vibrancy - whether behind the wheel, stepping out on foot or getting out and about by bike or bus.

We hope you find it useful

Dr Carol Hawley, Principal Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick