Older road users are at risk
The reality is that as we age we become more vulnerable and more at risk for injury because of problems that are more common in old age.
Consider how these issues can impact us as pedestrians, motorists, bicycle or motorbike riders:
- Decline in our vision
- Slower to move and react
- Decline in our ability to reason and remember
- Decrease in ability to judge the speed of cars
- Increase in experiencing confusion and anxiety
- Potential impact of medications
- Increase in fragility
Consider some of the suggestions in this video, to be safer walking on our paths.
With an increase in population there is an increase in the number of people using our roads and paths.
What you can do to be a safer driver:
- Always be very aware of everything happening around you and the potential hazards.
- This can mean giving way to others to avoid a crash, even though you may be in the right
- Wear your seatbelt
- Do not drive when you are feeling fatigued
- Know how to use the safety features in your car
- Prioritise driving a safe car
To check the safety rating of your car check either
Older driver licensing
License assessment requirements over certain ages:
- 75+ must have a medical assessment
- 85+ must have a yearly medical assessment and pass an on-road driving assessment every two years (modified licenses are available )
- Driver licensing at 75 and 85 years - Transport for NSW
- Safer driving habit to protect you and others - Transport for NSW
Retiring from driving
You can choose to give up your license and get a free NSW Photo Card for identification. There are many benefits. Find out more
Free Senior Road Safety Workshops
Interactive and engaging education sessions offered throughout the year to help seniors keep up to date with road safety rules, tips and driver licensing.