Welcome to this video, designed to help older drivers and their passengers enjoy a more comfortable experience on journeys. The video looks at how the process of ageing can affect our ability to get in and out of the car, or drive around safely and in comfort.
Most of us suffer the occasional ache and pain as we get older, leading to stiffness and reduced visibility. This video offers a few ideas that should make car journeys a bit easier and more enjoyable again.
If you’d like to find out more, then we recommend you take a look at the following websites, where you’ll find useful information and/or contact details:
GEM’s own video-based resource that gives information for senior drivers and their family members. The resource is designed to help drivers understand how driving habits and skills change, and to recognise these changes so that they can take steps to reduce risk. There’s lots of useful advice on safer driving, health and fitness, as well as some practical tips to minimise risk and stress on road journeys.
The Forum of Mobility Centres is a network of 17 independent organisations covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who offer professional, high quality information, advice and assessment to individuals who have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect their ability to drive, get into or out of a motor vehicle.
Age UK wants to see an informed debate on the support older people need to continue driving safely and when it’s sensible to stop. Here you can find a selection of recent documents on the subject.
The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. That could involve anything from helping giving practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing drivers in the right direction for an assessment, to identifying specific driving needs. The Older Drivers Forum chair, Sgt Rob Heard, was recently awarded the ACPO and Police Federation Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award.