Older Road Users: The Role Of Government & Professions

19 November 1993

To mark the European Year of Older People and Solidarity between Generations, the AA Foundation hosted a major conference in London on 19 November 1993, which looked at how to promote the independence and mobility of older road users. It focused on the problems faced by all senior citizens - pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and those who use public transport.

Central to the theme of the conference was the official estimate that the number of elderly motorists in Britain is set to climb from 7 million in 1993 to around 16 million by 2030.

Speakers, who are listed below, presented papers on the effects of this dramatic increase and how they needed to be handled. The then Minister of State for Public Transport, Roger Freeman MP, gave the keynote speech and the event was attended by 200 guests drawn from central and local government, research and professional institutions.