Older drivers will also be able to sign up to a free ‘Drive Safer For Longer’, a two hour confidential session with a driving instructor funded by Merseyside Road Safety Partnership.
Over the last 40 years, the number of vehicles on the roads has almost trebled from 12 million to 35 million.
In the past decade, there has been a 53 percent rise in the number of people aged over 60 killed and seriously injured on the roads – while those affected aged over 80 has increased 3.5 times.
And the number of drivers aged over 70 increased from 2.2 million to 3.9 million from 1992 – 2012 and is projected to rise to 5.8 million by 2032. In Liverpool, the number of over 65s in Liverpool is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the next 20 years.