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Older Drivers Forum supports Project EDWARD

Project Edward BucksIn May we have been supporting Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) week of Action. To see more watch the video by clicking on this link

Podcast – ScORSA

ScORSA PodcastListen to this Podcast involving our Chair Rob Heard talking with Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance. Click here to find the Podcast and scroll down to Older Drivers

Free webinar – Concerned about a mature driver? We can help.

Gloucestershire May 23
Gloucestershire Older Drivers Forum are running free webinar, to find out more and how to reserve your place click here 

Older Drivers Event – Buckinghamshire

Hartwell Nurseries JpegWhy not attend this great event and gets lots of useful advice about driving safely for longer as well as try out our new Virtual Reality film especially made to support and help mature motorists.

To find out more visit Buckinghamshire Council page by clicking here

BBC Radio 2 Interview with Jeremy Vine

BBC Radio 2

On Friday 24th March the chair and founder of the Older Drivers Forum, Rob Heard, was interviewed by Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 talking about Family and Friends and how to have and start those difficult conversations when we maybe concerned about a loved ones driving. To listen to the interview click here

To find out more about how a family and friend can support a mature driver then click here for voids webinars and lots of useful information.

Advice for Friends and Family of a Mature Driver

iStock_000021247925MediumUnderstandably, friends and families can be reluctant to raise the issue with driving , especially if the older person is fiercely protective of their independence. That said, we all respond better when advice is coming from someone we trust so often families and friends will have the best influence on the way that an older driver sees their future behind the wheel. Click here to useful information and advice on how to have those conversations

FREE Webinars to view
In March we ran three exciting new Webinars which were recorded and now can be viewed by visiting our webinar page. Click here to go to our ‘Webinar’ page. The webinars were on:

Concerned about an Older Driver? We can help
Concerned about an older driverThis webinar provides support for families, friends, and carers who are concerned about an older driver. The webinar includes advice on how to: start empathetic conversations with their loved one, friend or client; keep them driving safely, for longer and plan for when it is time for them to retire from driving.

Are you driving whilst impaired?
Are you driving whilst impairedImpairment, when related to driving, often refers to drink, drugs or a medical condition. However, everyone drives in an impaired fashion from time to time whether it be through tiredness, stress, distraction or simply complacency. This webinar looks at all the factors which may impair our driving decisions and offers solutions to ensure the risk of a road traffic collision is as low as possible.

Is your vision roadworthy?
Webinar You TubeJpegThis webinar was hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE and offers the opportunity to find out more about driver vision and the vital role played by good eyesight in reducing risks on the road. The webinar discussed what the law says and the legal requirements for driving, as well as advice from an optometrist on good eye health and importance of regular eyesight tests and lots more.

Driving Safely in Winter

Winter brings with it many additional driving hazards. But with planning and preparation these can be made much less of a risk. To find out more click here

Webinars / Presentations – Click here to see the recordings

the-highway-code webinar croppedIn March 2022 we ran a webinar all about the new changes to the Highway Code and road safety tips. This webinar starts by giving an update on the findings from the Older Drivers Task Force report published in November 2021. The webinar then goes on to cover the new Highway Code and particularly the new changes, as well as giving you useful road safety tips.
To view the Webinar visit our Highway Code page by clicking here

About us:

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 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.

Why not explore the web site and see all the advice, videos, brochures, recommendations on driving assessments and much more we give to help you, or someone you know, carry on driving safely for longer.

For advice, support and courses nationally then visit:

This site is supported by Hampshire Constabulary Road Safety Team as such follows the same Privacy requirements as them.

To find out more about how we treat personal data and how to exercise your data rights, see our privacy notice


Highway Code – Changes

the-highway-code As of the 29th January the Highway Code has a number of key changes. To find out more about theses changes, Click Here

Older Drivers Task Force Report published

CDBE091D-8BEF-4F27-8DE8-CBF6DA8CEA8B_1_201_aToday, the Older Drivers Task Force via Road Safety Foundation published a review of older driver road safety. To find out more about this click here

National Highways teams up with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

National Highways image Click here to find out more and listen to our chair talking on a podcast to Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

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

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

Thank you.

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ScORSA Podcast on Older Drivers

ScORSA Podcast

Our Chair Rob Heard took part in this podcast in April 2023.

To listen to the Podcast click here and scroll down to the podcast on Older Drivers

This Podcast is created for The Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance and are about keeping driving for work and how to manage risks, in the minds of people and businesses across Scotland.
With your host, Dr Karen McDonnell – Occupational Safety and Health Policy Adviser at RoSPA.
In this episode, we’re discussing older drivers with Rob Heard, Road Safety and Older Drivers Consultant at the Older Driver’s Forum.
Produced by Fresh Air Production.

Older Drivers Forum support Project EDWARD

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Last week we have been supporting Project EDWARD week of action.

Project EDWARD stands for Every Day Without A Road Death.

We have been showing how we can help and support mature motorists to carry on driving safely for longer. One of the things we have been working on recently is the #isyourvisionroadworthy campaign. Visit the Vision and Driving website to find out more about Eyesight and Driving. Click here

Click here to watch a video which shows the great work Project Edward has been doing and how we have been supporting

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Our popular, free, zoom webinar returns at 10am on Saturday 27 May.
This webinar is intended for families, friends, and carers of mature drivers. It includes information on the impact of dementia on driving with advice on how to:
  • Start meaningful conversations with the person of concern
  • Keep them driving safely for longer
  • Plan for them to retire from driving
For a link to the webinar email odfglos@gmail.com
We are delighted and grateful that Bobby Oliver from Driving Mobility will be a guest presenter. Driving Mobility is a national charity supported by the Department of Transport, and provides the DVLA approved assessments for drivers with mobility and cognitive issues. Driving Mobility also provide a free, mobility advice service for drivers planning to retire from driving www.drivingmobility.org.uk
Please share this invitation with anyone for whom this could be of value.
If they are not comfortable with zoom then consider hosting a viewing at your home or community facility.