Older Drivers Awareness Week 2017
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum ran an awareness week from Monday 2nd October to Friday 6th October 2017.
In 2017 we engaged with over 1300 older drivers to give them help and support to carry on driving safely for longer. The week was covered in the media by BBC South Today and you can also hear our chair talking on the Sasha Twinning show on BBC Radio Solent all about the week of activities. Click here to hear. Interview starts at 1:14:30 and finihes around 1:50:00
We are now planning for 2018 and our week will run from Monday 1st October 2018 to Friday 4th October 2018
Below is a video from our visit to Dibden Purlieu in 2016
In 2017 The Forum visited five different venues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with its partners.
Our events in 2017 were open between 9.30am to 3pm for people to just pop in at any time throughout the day. It was FREE to attend.
Monday 2nd October – Milford on Sea
Milford on Sea Village Community Centre
Milford on Sea
Tuesday 3rd October – Southampton
Haskins Garden Centre
Wednesday 4th October – Portsmouth – Open till 6pm
Cascades Shopping Centre
Thursday 5th October – Basingstoke – Open till 6pm
Festival Place Shopping Centre
Outside Marks and Spencers
Friday 6th October – Isle of Wight
St Thomas’s Square and Newport Minster
Isle of Wight
Each day’s aim was to help you stay on the road safely for longer.
We gave advice on:
- Brushing up your skills
- Booking a driving assessment
- Arranging a regular eyesight test
- Getting advice on health and well being issues that could affect your driving ability
- Renewing your licence at 70
- Learn more about road safety and the consequences of not being fit to drive
- Discover alternatives to driving and staying independent without a car
- And much more
In 2017 we again were supported by Boots Opticians conducting free eyesight tests and answering any eyesight questions people may have.
Below are just some pictures from the week in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017: