Call for thoughts on older drivers

QUEENSLANDERS of all ages have been asked to tell the State Government what they think of 26 recommendations to improve road safety for the state's oldest drivers.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson on Sunday released a report from the Older Driver Safety Advisory Committee.

Among the recommendations were to keep the current five-year licence option for older drivers, renewing medical certificates annually and reviewing speed limit criteria for ageing drivers.

"Before we consider those recommendations I want to hear the feedback of the community, particularly older drivers or those who may have friends or family members who are older drivers," Mr Emerson said.

"Independence and mobility are important to many elderly people, therefore I want to support the safety of those drivers and all road users."

The report is open for public comment for a month. To read it, go to: tmr.qld.gov.au


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