ITV Tonight programme: Elderly Drivers: Putting The Brakes On?

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ITV's Tonight programme covers the topic of older driver safety and issues with giving up driving features interview with Charles Musselwhite

Period23 Nov 2023

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  • TitleITV Tonight Elderly Drivers Putting the Brakes On
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletITV
    Media typeTelevision
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Date23 Nov 2023
    DescriptionProfessor Charles Musselwhite from the University of Aberystwyth has studied older driving behaviours. He is concerned about the negative effect that giving up driving can have on mental health if people do not have other ways to get around and stay connected. He told Tonight: “Lots of older people, who do give up driving, end up feeling very isolated. They feel they can no longer be part of society.”
    PersonsCharles Musselwhite


  • Gerontology
  • older drivers
  • giving up driving
  • transport
  • Mobility
  • driver safety
  • road user safety
  • health
  • wellbeing