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One in five drivers aged over 65

There are almost 200 drivers aged 100 or older in the UK.

And one in five drivers on UK roads is now aged over 65, according to road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The number of drivers over 65 reached 7,191,192 in November 2013.

More than one million drivers are aged over 80, while four million are aged over 70.

A total of 195 drivers are over 100 years old.

Of the drivers aged over 65, more than 300,000 have points on their licence.

IAM chief executive Simon Best said as the older population grows, “the overarching policy should be to keep people independent and driving safer for as long as possible”.

 

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