Reckless driving by elderly motorists

Other Names:
Careless driving by ageing drivers
Unfit motorists
Dangers of old people in traffic
Increased risk of traffic accidents for the elderly

Elderly people, more than younger people, may lack the necessary skills needed for driving: good eyesight, good hearing, physical strength and agility, mental acuity, and quick reaction times.


In the United Kingdom there are few restrictions on elderly drivers. All drivers, irrespective of their age, are expected to voluntarily declare health problems that might affect their driving skills.

The European Union intends to introduce measures requiring all drivers over the age of 70 to pass a driving test every two years.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST