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Older Driver Task Force

8 January 2015

The Road Safety Foundation has announced that John Plowman will chair the Older Drivers Task Force.

John is a director of RoadSafe and sits on the Prince Michael International Awards judging panel.

Responding to the fast growing population of older drivers, the Task Force was proposed by the Foundation in November as a key recommendation in its Making Road Safety Pay report.

The charity’s proposal gained the support of both government and of Ageas UK which offered to help fund and carry out the work.

The aim of the Task Force is to provide practical support for older drivers and their families in the form of a comprehensive national strategy. Initiatives to be considered include a focus on self-help, driver assistance technologies, better in-vehicle protection and road design for older drivers.

The Task Force will review national and international evidence and best practice. It is expected to report its findings to government in mid-2016.

 

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