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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 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 Assessment which is great in building confidence

 

 

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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

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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
https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving

Driving Mobility Centres

Mobility 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.

There are 16 core Mobility Centres in the UK and a range of satellite centres operating from over 50 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.

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