24.02.2010

Elderly Devon drivers offered advice for eyesight worries

Elderly Devon drivers offered advice for eyesight worries

By Adrian Galbreth

Elderly contact lens wearers in Devon worried about their ability to drive are to be given advice and support through a partnership campaign event on February 25th.

Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and the Highways Agency have joined forces to organise the meeting.

Meanwhile, the county council has worked with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on creating a new DVD for the Driving Safer for Longer scheme, which addresses health-related driving issues such as eyesight deterioration.

"There will come a time in all of our lives when we have to stop driving. Knowing when to stop driving is not an easy decision, but these schemes offer valuable advice and support," said councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation.

Road safety charity Brake recently called for drivers over the age of 70 to undergo annual health checks to ensure they are safe to get behind the wheel.

by Alexa Kaczka


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