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Driving as you get older

For many of us, driving is about more than just getting from A to B – it gives us a feeling of independence. We've brought together information and advice on a range of driving-related topics – from renewing your licence to adjusting to life without driving.

Driving after 70

If you've recently turned 70 and you want to keep driving, you need to renew your licence – and then every 3 years after that. We can guide you through the renewal process.

Driving and your health

There's a lot to consider if you're an older driver – from declaring medical conditions to the DVLA to exploring the alternatives to driving, such as public transport and taxi services.

Worried about someone's driving?

Talking to someone about their driving can be a difficult subject to broach, especially with someone you care about. We can help you have this important conversation.

How to apply for a Blue Badge

If you or a passenger in your care have reduced mobility or another disability, including 'hidden' disabilities, the Blue Badge scheme lets you park nearer to where you need to be.

In the driving seat information guide

Our In the driving seat information guide outlines some legal, practical, and personal considerations to take into account when thinking about driving in later life – from renewing your licence to having a driving assessment. It also suggests other ways you can get out and about if you have to stop driving. 

Find out more about In the driving seat

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We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 120 local Age UKs.

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Last updated: Apr 10 2024

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