During this break from driving, older drivers’ driving capabilities could decline and their cars be inadequately maintained. This means older drivers would be at increased risk when they resume driving. To counter this, Gloucestershire Older Drivers Forum have produced four safety bulletins to provide advice for older drivers and their families during the lock-down period. These cover car care, maintaining driving skills and, when eventually it is safe to do so, planning to get back on the road. They also include advice if an older driver decides this is an appropriate time to retire from driving.Click here or visit Gloucestershire page under the ‘Area’ tab on the web site. The advice regarding the car battery is very useful.
Between Monday 1st October and Friday 5th October 2018 the Older Drivers Forum is running awareness events across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and the Thames Valley to give free advice to mature motorists on how they can carry on driving safely for longer. It is always good to refresh our skills and we can help with free support and advice. Click here to find an event near to you.
Our chair will be attending and presenting at the Older Road User Conference on Wednesday 19th September at the Royal Automobile Club in London. To find out more about this conference then click here
The inaugural Older Road User conference is being jointly organised by Road Safety GB, New View Consultants and the RAC Foundation.
The conference will set out to achieve the following goals:
- To identify safety issues relating to older road users
- To showcase current interventions and initiatives
- To identify gaps in current provision
- To outline challenges and actions for road safety professionals, government and other stakeholders
Who should attend?
The conference content is primarily intended for road safety and public health practitioners, police and fire and rescue officers, academics, central government employees and highways engineers.
The delegate fee will include all refreshments on the day, including an excellent lunch.