Event for older drivers in Portsmouth

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OLDER drivers can get advice at an event in Portsmouth.

Motorists can get help with renewing their licence at 70, arranging regular eyesight tests, booking a driving assessment and learning more about road safety and the consequences of not being fit to drive.

People can also get advice on alternatives to driving and staying independent without a car at the event at Portsmouth City Museum in Museum Road from 10am to 4pm on Friday.

A Hampshire and Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum spokesman said: ‘Fragility increases with age, so injuries tend to be more serious and recovery takes much longer. Casualty rates do increase for car drivers aged over about 65, and the fatality rate increases significantly.

‘At the Older Drivers Awareness events advice can be given on ways to manage this situation effectively.’