Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roads 'Should Be Modified to Aid Older Drivers'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roads 'Should Be Modified to Aid Older Drivers'

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BRITISH roadways should be modified to make them less dangerous for older drivers, a road safety organisation has suggested.

A Government-backed report by the Older Drivers Task Force, managed by the Road Safety Foundation, has highlighted that the UK does not take the needs of older drivers into account when developing its road design standards.

It argues that by taking these considerations into account, all road users will benefit. John Plowman, chairman of the Older Drivers Task Force, said: "Our road transport system, our roads and vehicles, have been designed for use by fit, middle-aged motorists in the middle of the spectrum of road users."

One aspect of British roadways that drew particular attention were T-junctions and intersections.

According to the report, of all car crashes that occurred in the UK between 2012-14, 55-65 per cent took place at or within 20 metres of the junction, a figure that didn't change much with driver age. …

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