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Older Drivers Forum Committee 1BREAKING NEWS
Great turn out at Older Drivers Awareness Week
Monday 29th September to Saturday 4th October 2014

We had over 800 mature drivers attend the awareness week in 2014 and get help and support to carry on driving safely for longer. We will be adding photographs from the 2014 events shortly. To find out more on the awareness week go to our Events page  

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For an introduction in British Sign Language, please see below.

We know that older motorists have a wealth of experience, confidence and tolerance. However, sight, hearing, reaction time and judgement of speed and distance may not be as sharp as it once was.

Fragility increases with age, so injuries tend to be more serious and recovery takes much longer. Casualty rates do increase for car drivers aged over about 65, and the fatality rate increases significantly.

That’s where we come in. The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. Whether that’s helping giving you practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – we’re here to help.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – from representatives from the emergency services, to charities, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road.

We do not perform any legal function and do not have the authority to remove driving licences. We are merely here to assist you, or the older person in your life, with staying mobile for as long as possible.

We’ll be constantly adding advice and news for older drivers to our page so please keep coming back for all the latest updates.

In the meantime, got a question? Post a comment below or contact us here.

Thank you.

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Driver Skills Scheme 60+ Workshop

Our Partners Hampshire County Council are running a work shop on Thursday 20th November in the Discovery Centre at Basingstoke. See the attached poster for more information. Visit their page on our web site – Driver Skills 60+

Drivers Skills Scheme 60+ event

Drivers Skills Scheme 60+ event

Safe Driving Course on Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight Road Safety team are running a Safe Driving Course.

The event happens on Thursday 30th October 2014 between 10am and 3pm at the Sandown Fire Station. The event is FREE to all mature motorists and is a great way to brush up your skills.

The course is safer driving and includes updates to the latest version of the Highway Code by way of a fun handset voting quiz, driving licence information such as how to renew your licence, increased hazard awareness, driver distractions and safer driving techniques plus much more.

Contact Mervyn Golding if you wish to attend:
E-mail- mervyn.goldring@iow.gov.uk
Phone – Tel ( 01983) 408263

Sandown Fire Station is at:
East Yar Road
Sandown
Isle of Wight
PO36 9AX

New IAM Course for Mature driver’s

The IAM release new course – Mature Driver’s Assessment :
A 60-minute driving assessment to give you – or a loved one – a trusted second opinion and the means to decide if it’s still safe to drive
The Mature Driver’s Assessment is designed to help you – or an older relative – with the difficult and sensitive decision of when and if to stop driving.
Perhaps you’re concerned that your reactions aren’t as fast as they used to be, or that your general driving ability has deteriorated over time. Or you may just need a little extra reassurance after a break from driving or prior to reapplying for your licence at age 70

Visit our IAM page for more information