Dorset

Lock-down support

During these difficult times then we have created four safety bulletins providing advice for older drivers during the lock-down period. They are in easy to read, print or download PDF’s.

Part 1: Car Care during lock-down – Click here to open

Part 2: Maintaining Driving Skills during lock-down – Click here to open

Part 3: Getting back on the road – Click here to open

Part 4: Living without a car, post lock-down – Click here to open

 

 

Click here for Quick Guide leaflet for Dorset schemes

Click here to see Dorset’s Road Safety web site

Click here to follow relevant pathways for assessments if you are a medical practitioner

Click here to see the ‘Cost Calculator’ to estimate how much it costs to run your car and how much you would need to spend on public transport

If you don’t have a medical condition which affects your driving then the forum recommend the following assessments:

Click here to see the list of notifiable medical conditions
https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving

If you do have a medical condition that may affect your driving then see Wessex DriveAbility assessment at the bottom of the this page

If you live in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire or Berkshire then why not have a look at the ‘Going Car Free‘ web site. You can additionally Contact them by:
Tel: 02380 554100
E-Mail: hello@goingcarfree.com

Dorset Gold

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.

Click here for more information

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

iam-roadsmart_logo_rgb_72dpiOffer a number of courses to give assistance to the older driver, like the Mature Driver Review which is great in building confidence

Click here for more information.

 

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
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Offer offer an Experienced Driver Assessment. This is a one hour drive in your own car with a RoSPA Assessor

Click here for more information

 

 

If you do have a medical condition that may affect your driving then see Wessex DriveAbility assessment at the bottom of the this page

Click here to see the list of notifiable medical conditions
https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving

Wessex DriveAbility

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Established in 2006, Wessex DriveAbility is an independent charity and is part of a network of 20 accredited Driving Mobility centres throughout the UK.

The friendly Wessex DriveAbility team consists of highly specialist Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors, supported by a knowledgeable administration team.  A fleet of dual controlled vehicles is available, fitted with and without a range of adaptations.

Click here for more information.