Report calls for larger road signs for the elderly

Tom Webster



Elderly drivers should be catered for through measures such as larger road signs and high-contrast white lines according to a report released by the RAC Foundation.

The report, which titles itself "Maintaining safe mobility for the aging population," points out that 16 percent of the population is over 65, and suggests that the average age of drivers is also on the rise.

It states the importance of maintaining personal mobility for as many old people as possible, stating that there are social impacts, such as health and social services having to make more home visits.