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Interview with Martin Ballard

Martin Ballard - Radio Leicester

Martin Ballard

Aired: 26 March 2018

The number of drivers over the age of 70 in the UK has exceeded 5 million for the very first time.  When people reach 70 they are contacted by the DVLA to self certify themselves fit to drive, this happens every three years.

Eileen Cash is 105 and lives in Norwich.

She says she would find life difficult without her car.

“I go to the coast, I go to the grocery store, I go to yoga, it’s just part of me.  I have grown up with a car and when I am a nuisance or a danger on the road I will stop immediately. But at the moment I feel fine.”

Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett CEO of the Regional Driving Assessment Centre who are expanding to Leicester from April.

We are a registered charity in the UK one of 17 centres around the country. We assess anybody with a disability or medical condition, or drivers who are older or lacking in confidence. We can assess and allow them to remain independently mobile.

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