Hampshire Awareness Week

Older Drivers Awareness Week 2018

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum will run an awareness week from Monday 1st October to Friday 5th October 2018.

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 2018 The Forum will visit five different venues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with its partners.

Our events in 2018 are open between 9.30am to 3pm for people to just pop in at any time throughout the day. It is FREE to attend.
Monday 1st October – New Forest
Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
SO42 7RY

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

Wednesday 3rd October – Waterlooville
Waterlooville Community Centre
10 Maurepas Way – By Asda

Thursday 4th October – Basingstoke – Open till 6pm
Festival Place Shopping Centre
Portchester Square
Outside Marks and Spencers
RG21 7BA

Friday 5th October – Isle of Wight
St Thomas’s Square and Newport Minster
Isle of Wight
PO30 1SL

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
Supporting the Older Drivers Forum

Supporting the Older Drivers Forum

In 2018 we again will be 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: