In the wake of a slew of fatal accidents involving elderly drivers, the government plans to create a new driver's license system that limits senior citizens to cars with safety features such as automatic brakes.

The proposal will be included in the government's growth strategy to be approved by the Cabinet later this month, sources said Monday. The National Police Agency, the land ministry and other related ministries will hold further discussions to work out the details, which will be released by the end of the current fiscal year.

The new license system will target drivers aged 75 years or older, who are required to take a cognitive assessment test when they renew their licenses. Alongside the system, the government will discuss ways to popularize safety enhanced vehicles. It will also promote measures to provide senior citizens with sufficient transport options.