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Older Drivers Forum introduced to boost road safety

16th September 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Older Drivers Forum has been launched in a bid to road safety in Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Research from Hampshire Police has indicated that over nine per cent of fatal crashes on the roads are caused by drivers over the age of 70, and the new group aims to keep mature road users driving for longer.

Sergeant Rob Heard, from Hampshire Constabulary's Roads Policing Unit, co-ordinator and chair of the Older Drivers Forum, said: "We are dedicated to reducing casualties on our roads and keeping all road users safe, and this forum has been brought together to focus on the specific issues faced by older drivers, and give them all the help and support to carry on driving safely for longer."

Mr Heard emphasised that age-related decline in mental and physical abilities can make motorists more vulnerable.

He noted that the forum has been brought together to focus on specific issues encountered by older road users.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801637755-ADNFCR


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