The Gloucestershire forum was set up and managed by Alexandra and Nigel Lloyd-Jones, who lost their mother following a tragic accident as a result of pedal confusion by an older driver relative.

Click here to go to the Gloucestershire Events page

This forum is supported by the charitable trust fund of Rotary in Nailsworth

Lock-down support

During these difficult times then we have created a safety bulletin providing advice for older drivers during the lock-down period. This is easy to read, print or download PDF and contains four parts. Click here to download

Part 1: Car Care during lock-down
Part 2: Maintaining Driving Skills during lock-down
Part 3: Getting back on the road
Part 4: Living without a car, post lock-down

The Gloucestershire Dementia Alliance
Gloucestershire Older Drivers Forum are now part of the Gloucestershire Dementia Alliance and as such working with the NHS. The attached flow chart shows how drivers with early signs of dementia can carry on driving. Click here to download PDF version
Click here to go to The Glocestershire Older Drivers Forum Face book page

To see events being run in this area visit the Events tab for Gloucestershire branch of the Older Drivers Forum by clicking here .

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


FRont Page FAQ

Why not have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions booklet which has lots of useful information. Click here to read it.



FRont Page LWCClick here to see the PDF for ‘Living without a Car‘. The purpose of this leaflet is to help you plan how to stay mobile when you retire from driving, without being totally reliant on family or friends.



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Click here for downloadable Flyer



Toolkit Front page


Click here to download the Older Drivers Safety ‘Community Awareness Toolkit’


Course / Assessments

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

If you do have a medical condition that may affect your driving then see Driving Mobility centres assessment sat the bottom of the this page

Find an assessment

Everybody’s driving changes over time, in different ways and for different reasons. A driving assessment can help you to identify how and why your driving is changing and what can be done to help you to continue to drive safely for as long as possible.

A driver assessment, and if recommended, some refresher training, will help to make your driving safer, less stressful and more enjoyable. It can help you to save money by using less fuel and reducing vehicle wear and tear, and your car may last longer and have a higher resale value. You may also be able receive insurance discounts from some insurance companies, and at the very least, it will help you to keep your no claims bonus intact

To find a local assessment – 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 RoADAR Driving Review. 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 Driving Mobility assessment at the bottom of the this page

Click here to see the list of notifiable medical conditions

Driving Mobility

Driving Mobility LogoMobility Centres have specially trained clinicians and specially trained professional driving instructors to assess how a person’s condition or disability affects their driving and what help, including car adaptations, will enable them to continue to drive safely. This includes a medical assessment and an in-car driving assessment in a dual controlled car.

Click here for more information

There are 20 accredited Driving Mobility Centres in the UK and a range of satellite centres operating from just under 80 venues. They do around 13,000 assessments a year. Most people are within a one hour drive of a Centre

At these Centres, specially qualified Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors offer Fitness to Drive assessments to those who wish to gain or retain independence through safe driving.

Fitness to Drive assessments last up to 2½ hours and include a pre-drive consultation and an on-road drive in a dual controlled vehicle. Assessment outcomes are detailed in a comprehensive report which is recognised by the DVLA and may assist in licence renewal, particularly when medical investigations are being carried out.