Boom in older drivers raises risk

Sarah Coles
Mobility scooter on road
Mobility scooter on road

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As the UK population gets older, more and more of the cars on the road will be driven by the over 65s. And while there are plenty of perfectly able drivers pushing 70, a parliamentary committee has highlighted: "Within transport, we hear stories of older drivers causing crashes or getting lost on the motorway."

It suggests a number of steps, including special courses for older people.