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Your readers might be interested to know that Lancashire County Council offers a free driving course for older people. I am sixty eight years old and I did the course last week. You drive for an hour and...
We have owned an Audi A4 2.0-litre saloon automatic for the past nine years. It has now done 70,000 miles. We are aged 74 and are thinking about replacing it with a new or low mileage second-hand car....
I thought other readers might be interested to know of my car insurance experience today and wonder how widespread this attitude is. I am a fit 81-year-old, satisfied all the preliminary questions regarding...
I hope this may be useful to older readers who are still driving. To help older drivers to maintain confidence in their driving, the Institute of Advanced Motorists offers a refresher session. It is an...
I have been asked to help a lady in her early eighties with a change of car. She is a very competent but cautious driver who currently drives a 1997 Rover 100 1.1i. She is a very petite five foot tall...
I will be 70 this year and obtained my driving licence in New Zealand at the age of 15 (driving age is still 15 today). I hold a normal car licence at the moment but have also held an HGV and a bus licence...
I have been asked to suggest a suitable car to replace a recently-widowed friend's Peugeot 3008, which was purchased new in October 2010. The car is now too big for her needs and she has great difficulty...
Buying a second hand car (£2-£3k) for my 76 year old mum, needs to be small but would like a high seating position for ease of getting in/out. She has had Micras to date, any recommendations please?
I was truly shocked to read about the tragic case of the young girl who was killed by an old driver who the police had warned not to drive. Surely the police should have the power to stop this from happening....
I am 91 years of age and drive approximately 8000 miles per year. I run a Volvo V50 Automatic but am considering downsizing to a small, quality car that must be automatic. What do you recommend?
 

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