A report from the RAC Foundation has suggested that more support should be given to older drivers so that they can decide for themselves when they should stop driving. The findings compiled by the Transport Research Laboratory firmly point towards giving older people the power to make the decision for themselves.
Just as stairlifts can give people independence in the home, cars give people independence when it comes to travelling around the community and beyond. The RAC Foundation research has found that many older people give up their driving licenses too soon as they are not given the support they need to be able to decide when it is no longer wise to drive.
Researchers have even predicted that that around 170,000 drivers who turn 70 in 2013 will prematurely give up their driving licenses. Director of the RAC Foundation, Professor Stephen Glaister, said that increased support from the Government would help motorists better judge their own abilities.
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