Hampshire Awareness Week

Older Drivers Awareness Week 2020

Due to Covid 19 the Older Drivers Forum in Hampshire have made the decision to not run any Older Driver drop in awareness events in 2020. We are looking at other alternatives at this time.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum ran an awareness week from Monday 30th September to Thursday 3rd 2019.

In 2018 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


Below is a video from our visit to Dibden Purlieu in 2016

In 2019 The Forum visited four different venues across Hampshire with its partners.

The events in 2019 were open between 9.30am to 3pm for people to just pop in at any time throughout the day. It is FREE to attend.

Monday 30th September – New Forest – NOTE OPENS at 9.45am
New Milton Community Centre,
Osbourne Road,
New Milton,

Tuesday 1st October – Waterlooville
Waterlooville Community Centre
10 Maurepas Way – By Asda

Wednesday 2nd October – Southampton
Haskins Garden Centre
Mansbridge Road
West End
SO18 3HW

Thursday 3rd October – Fleet
Church on the Heath,
Elvetham Heath,

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

Below are just some pictures from the week in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017: