"Strategy needed" for older drivers

Jay Nagley

There is an urgent need to develop a strategy for an ageing car-driving population, a report by a Whitehall advisory body has said.

The report from the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (Pacts) said that, whereas only 15% of over 70s held a driving licence in 1975, the figure for 2010 was nearly 60%, and will hit 80% within 10 years.