Widow of Harpenden man killed by elderly driver calls for regular eye tests

The car crashed into Mr Moxley. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The widow of a Hertfordshire man killed by an 82-year-old driver has told Good Morning Britain there needs to be more regular eye tests for elderly drivers.

Colin Moxley was knocked over in Harpenden when Joan Mitchelmore pressed the accelerator instead of the brake in January 2015.

She later pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and has now given up her license.

The current law requires motorists over 70 to declare they're still fit to drive every three years, but Mr Moxley's widow Yvonee wants the law changed to incorporate more thorough assessments.

The car drove into the pedestrianised area in front of the Sainsbury’s store. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Some road safety groups disagree with the argument, and claim there's no evidence to suggest elderly drivers are any more dangerous than other age groups.