Over 70 and out on the road?
According to a recent RAC survey, there are over 3.9 million driving licence holders in the UK aged 70 or over. Having access to a car provides you with a level of independence that means you can pop to the shops, visit friends and family or in an emergency, hop in the car.
Once you reach 70, by law you must renew your driving licence and then again every three years.
There’s no need to take a test, but your licence must be kept up to date with any medical conditions that may affect your ability to drive safely such as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Heart conditions
- Some eye conditions
It’s free to renew your licence and you can apply online using the Gov.uk website or by picking up a form from your local post office.
What do I need to get an insurance quote?
Whilst the quote process should only take a matter of minutes, there are some details to have at hand that can speed the process up:
- Car details – Knowing the registration number of the car and whether it has any modifications
- Your driving history - How long you’ve held your licence, the type of licence you hold and any driving convictions you’ve collected in the last 5 years
- Your address – The address where the car will be stored at night
- No claims bonus – If you’ve collected any no claims bonus throughout your driving history, you could earn yourself a discount on your car insurance
- Additional drivers - Information on any additional drivers you’d like to add to your insurance
For more information on different types of car insurance, how car insurance is calculated or how to make a claim, head over to our guides section where there’s loads of useful information.