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Helping older drivers in Devon stay safe

11 March 2010

Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and the Highways Agency have launched a campaign offering advice and support to older motorists.

The concerns faced by older drivers include how the ageing process can affect eyesight, memory, decision-making and reaction times.

Drivers over the age of 70 have to re-apply for a driving licence and the initiatives can help motorists ensure they are fit to be behind the wheel.

Statistically, an older person’s risk of being killed or suffering a serious injury as a result of a road traffic collision is up to five times greater because of increases in physical frailty.

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