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Making the roads safer for the older generation

Living in rural North Yorkshire, a car can often be a lifeline for people - particularly the older generation. At North Yorkshire Police we aim to make the roads as safe as possible.

An older couple in a carIf you are over 70 years old and still drive or have a parent or grandparent who still drives, here are a few things that may be important to know to help you keep driving well into your later years:

It is natural for eyesight, hearing and other health conditions to change over time. If you or an older person you know are close to are experiencing some of these changes, please check www.roadwise.co.uk/older-drivers to see what drivers experiencing these changes need to do.

Did you know that once a driver reaches the age of 70, they must renew their driving license every three years? To find out more please visit: www.roadwise.co.uk/older-drivers.

Bus Services SignAlternatively, if driving is no longer an option, not to worry; there are still lots of available options to get around safely. Giving up driving does not necessarily mean losing your independence or freedom – Go Local is a North Yorkshire Community Transport Hub which connects people and places. To find out more please visit their website at www.golocal-northyorks.community.

It is vital that everyone stays safe whilst driving. If you are still driving into your later years or know someone who is, please visit www.olderdrivers.org.uk. This website has lots of useful information which you can use or share with your loved ones to help them stay safe on the road.

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