Age no barrier for new drivers

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SHEFFIELD has one of the highest numbers of elderly drivers taking to the roads for the first time.

Nationally, official figures show there are as many as 48 drivers in their 90s who have provisional licences, with the oldest being 98.

And there are more than 10,000 people aged over 70 who are learners, figures obtained from licensing organisation the DVLA by the Co-operative Motor Group show.

Out of the learners aged 70-plus, 233 are in Sheffield - behind only Birmingham, with 413 and London with 1,000.

The largest age group for learning to drive is people in their teens and 20s - 42.45 per cent. Learners in their 30s make up 20 per cent, 40-somethings 18.5 per cent, people in their 50s 11.45 per cent and those in their 60s 7.4 per cent.

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