Question Topic: Vulnerable road users
The official DVSA guide to driving states:
Several factors make older people more vulnerable.
If they have poor eyesight or hearing, they might not be aware of approaching traffic. They might not be able to judge the speed of approaching traffic when crossing the road. Even when they do realise the danger, they may be unable to move quickly, or they may become flustered.
They may also take longer to cross the road. Be patient and don’t hurry them by revving your engine or edging forwards.