Dorset Driver Gold

Dorset Driver Gold administered through IAM Road Smart Mature Drivers Review

Course Overview

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. The scheme is run by IAM Road Smart utilising their Mature Drivers Review programme.

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 – Mature Driver’s Review :

Mature drivers are among the safest on the road, but there is no denying that as you get older reactions can be less swift, perhaps the eyesight might not be so sharp and memories of the Highway Code less clear. Our Mature Driver Review is the perfect way to gain reassurance that even though you may be a senior road user, you still have plenty of miles left in the tank.

One of our qualified experts will go out with you, in your own car on familiar roads that are local to you, to assess your driving style and to watch out for any areas where your skills could do with some sharpening. It might be that you are aware that your driving is not what it used to be, that you have worries about particular situations you have encountered in the cut-and-thrust of today’s traffic, or simply that you – or your family – would benefit from the reassurance of knowing that you’re still OK to be behind the wheel of a car.

The review is informal – you can even bring a friend to ride along if you like – and is aimed purely and simply at helping you to be a better driver. Ninety per cent of older drivers reviewed by IAM RoadSmart need only some minor guidance to set them back on the right road.

After the review, drivers not only get a verbal report on their skills but also a written account of the session, which includes pointers to improvement. It’s a completely personal report, shared with no one else. Those who have completed one of our Mature Driver Reviews tell us that having an expert to judge their driving skills gives them renewed confidence at the wheel and a real sense of achievement.


Our informal Mature Driver Review course will give you – and your family – reassurance that you are safe and confident on the road.

One of our qualified experts will go out with you on local roads familiar to you, in your own car, and give you some pointers to help develop your skills.

  • Feel reassured behind the wheel
  • Share any worries about driving with an expert
  • Bring a friend for support – it’s informal
  • Non-judgmental guidance to set you on the right road
  • Sharpen your skills and memory of the Highway Code
  • Useful feedback is provided


  • Our expert will take you on a 60 minute ride and drive
  • Your review is done on roads you know
  • Our expert views your driving style and skills
  • The course is taken in your own car and is very friendly
  • You can bring along a friend if you wish


Cost is £65

How do I book a Dorset Driver Gold review?

Book online at

Or Call 0300 3031134

To find out more click here

To find out about other schemes and courses that IAM Road Smart run then click here

Medical Conditions

You must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of certain medical conditions which may affect your ability to drive safely. Information regarding conditions can be found at or by writing to:

Drivers Medical Enquiries
SA99 1TU

Telephone 0300 790 6806