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Drivers over 70 years of age (FOI)

Drivers over 70 years of age (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 September 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



What is the total recorded number of Road Traffic Collisions in Jersey from 2016 to 2019?


How many of the total recorded number of Road Traffic Collisions from 2016 to 2019 have involved drivers over the age of 70?


How many Road Traffic Collisions involved drivers over the age of 70 in 2016?


How many Road Traffic Collisions involved drivers over the age of 70 in 2017?


How many Road Traffic Collisions involved drivers over the age of 70 in 2018?


How many Road Traffic Collisions have involved drivers over the age of 70 so far in 2019?


How many drivers over the age of 70 have lost their licence as a result of a Road Traffic Collision between 2016 to 2019?


What is the formal procedure of dealing with a driver over the age of 70 once they are involved in a Road Traffic Collision? For example a formal warning, words of advice, resit test?



Article 23 (accessible by other means) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied as this information is already accessible within a previous Freedom of Information response, available at the following link:

Road traffic collisions involving cyclists (FOI)

B to F

​Year ​Number of RTC’s with drivers over 70
​Total ​49

 * Figures accurate as of 19 September 2019.


During the period in question, subsequent to road traffic collisions, five persons aged 70 years or above were disqualified from driving by the court. Details of licence suspensions or revocations by a Parish Connetable (see H below) are not held by the States of Jersey Police. The applicant may wish to make a separate request to the Parishes.

Freedom of Information requests to the Parishes should be submitted in writing to:

or to:

Parish FOI, East Wing, RJA & HS, Trinity, JE3 5JP

You can also find out more about making an FOI request to the parishes at :

How to Make an FOI Request | Comité des Connétables (


Action against a driver is not age dependent. There are no special arrangements for drivers over 70 years old. Formal procedures will vary from case to case. The evidential and public interest tests will be applied as with any consideration for prosecution. Possible actions will include attendance at a Parish Hall Enquiry (which could result in a verbal or written caution, or a fine), or court appearance (which could result in a fine or disqualification from driving).

Action to ensure public safety may also be taken without the need to appear in court. Ability to drive is assessed by the level of danger he / she poses to the public caused by certain diseases or physical disabilities, not by age. A Connetable may require a person (of any age) to undergo a medical examination or to retake a driving test. The Connetable may suspend a person’s licence until such time as the result of the medical examination is known or the driving test is passed.

Further details are provided by Article 10 Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 which is available at

Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 

Article applied

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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