Driving as a Senior

Supporting Senior Drivers

Many older people rely on their car to get around. Having a car makes it easy to go shopping, get to appointments and catch up with friends – without having to ask anyone else for help.

Some people will be able to keep driving well into their 80s and 90s. Others may have to stop driving because they can’t renew their driver licence after they turn 75.

If you have an older friend or relative who is still driving, you can help them:

  • keep a check on whether they’re still able to drive safely
  • plan ahead so they can get around safely and easily if they have to stop driving for any reason.

This booklet [PDF, 1.3 MB]suggests ways you can help them stay mobile for as long as possible – with or without a car.