One in five UK drivers aged over 65, figures show

Almost 200 drivers in the UK are aged 100 or over.

Almost 200 drivers in the UK are aged 100 or over.

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

One in five drivers on UK roads is now aged over 65, the latest figures from a road safety charity show.

The number of pension-age drivers currently stands at seven million, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

More than one million drivers are aged over 80, while four million are aged over 70, figures from driving licence data published by the DVLA in December 2013 show.

Of the drivers aged over 65, more than 300,000, which equates to five per cent, have points on their licence.

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

 

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