What can affect safe driving?
Poor eyesight, reduced hearing, deteriorating medical conditions and general tiredness could all have a worrying impact on the ability to drive safely.
Useful tips for older drivers
Older people can experience difficulty with driving for many reasons. We offer useful tips for older drivers to be safer on the roads.
The Blue Badge scheme
A Blue Badge allows people with disabilities to park closer to their destination. Find out about eligibility, how to apply and how to use the permit.
Blue Badge application
This section offers guidance on how to apply for a Blue Badge, either for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
Using your Blue Badge
If you have a Blue Badge we explain some useful things to know about displaying it, where you can park, and what to do if you lose it.
Talking to a loved one about their driving
Safe driving is in everyone’s interests, but it can be a tricky subject to raise. We have some practical tips on how to handle the conversation.
Who is responsible for the safety of older drivers?
There is no fixed upper age-limit for driving in the UK, although drivers over the age of 70 must report medical disabilities.
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Home care services can be provided by a range of organisations or even private individuals.
Read about the benefits available in later life: Attendance Allowance, PIP, Winter Fuel Payment and more.