February 13, 2019

How Many Over-90s Still Drive?

Well, certainly 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh still does – and he had a car crash very recently.

But where do we draw the line on age?

Graphic showing breakdown of UK drivers by age group

Prince Phillip was 94 when he drove the Obamas and his wife, the Queen back in 2016 also.

What’s the law on age when driving?

When a person has reached the age of 70/80, their driving license automatically expires. If you would like to renew it, you must fill a self-assessment declaring you are medically fit to be on the road still. But, this does not include a test. Then reapplying every 3 years.

If you have slower reaction times, difficulting in turning to see when reversing and many other problematic confusions, you simply aren’t fit to drive anymore and should give up.

Safe driving, from Britannia!