How long do you believe that you will continue to drive?

A recent story in the Telegraph highlighted the fact that the number of people in the UK who continue to drive into their 90s has risen to the highest ever levels.

Whilst there are now 248 centenarians with a driving license in the UK,  new DVLA data  has revealed. The number, which has halved from 506 last year, comes as the number of over 90s with a valid license has risen past 100,000 for the first time.

Of the 100,281 over-90s who are still driving, elderly men are twice as likely to be still behind the wheel than women, the figures show, with 74,564 men still on the road compared to 34,213 women.

Experts said men were less likely than women to accept their driving days were over, putting the difference down to traditional gender roles of older generations.

Luke Bosdet, a spokesman at the AA, said: “People who are elderly today came from a generation where there was more reliance on men doing the driving. Men are often more enthusiastic drivers, and if you give up your license it feels like surrender.”

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