“Contrary to popular belief, older drivers are no more likely to cause a collision than anyone else and are, in fact, 'considerably safer' than younger motorists.  This is partially because they tend to use their cars less, drive shorter distances along quieter routes and avoid motorway driving wherever possible.  They also show greater wisdom in assessing risks and are far less likely to break speed limits or drive under the influence of drink or illegal drugs.”  Institute of Advanced Motorists  Opens in a new window

While you may feel safe enough now, what happens when the potential effects of advancing age creep up? You all will recognise eyesight and hearing can deteriorate and will experience a general slowing down in reaction times.

The good news is that there are many things you can do to adapt your driving to the challenges of advancing age and ensure you stay fit and healthy on the roads for longer!