Dorset Driver Gold

Who Should attend?

Dorset Driver Gold is aimed at people aged 65 years and over who have an interest in updating their skills and knowledge, want help in familiarising themselves with a new vehicle or simply want to gain confidence

Why Should you want to have your driving appraised?

Driving is potentially the most dangerous activity that most people take part in. A slight increase in awareness or improvement in skills is all it takes to make you safer. Experienced drivers generally have fewer accidents than younger drivers. However, as people grow older gradual changes take place which mean their ability to deal safely with some situations diminishes

Dorset Driver Gold offers both practical and theory elements

The theory sessions are designed to cover a variety of aspects of driving safety including judging speed and distance, negotiating roundabouts, traffic lights and junctions to name but a few. They are light-hearted and particularly encourage discussion to make sure participants gain the maximum from attendance.

The practical sessions are held on a one-to-one basis using the driver’s own car and last up to one and a half hours. Sessions are informal with the aim of enhancing current skills, they are not a test and there is no pass or fail element. Drivers must bring their driving licence, MOT, insurance documentation and declare that they are fit to drive for the practical sessions to commence.

Who delivers the sessions?

The sessions are delivered by specially selected and trained Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs). All our ADIs have a good understanding of the needs of mature and experienced drivers.

Where and when can I attend?

Sessions are held at various places across Dorset. For more information on the sessions, dates and locations please view safewise.org or call 07713 499 777 and we’ll call you back. Alternatively ring SafeWise head office on 01202 591330.

How much does it cost?

The theory session lasts up to 3 hours (with breaks) and costs just £10. The practical session lasts up to one and a half hours and costs £45. Book both together and save £5.