Over-65s take three time longer to process distractions

A new study has found that over-65s take three times as long to cope with distractions than younger people.

Researchers from Nottingam Trent University found that old people took significantly more time to process more than one object compared to 18 to 30-year-olds.

Although the tests didn't specifically look at driving competence, the results would suggest that older people may be less safe behind the wheel of a car when faced with multiple distractions.