Between Monday 1st October and Friday 5th October 2018 the Older Drivers Forum is running awareness events across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and the Thames Valley to give free advice to mature motorists on how they can carry on driving safely for longer. It is always good to refresh our skills and we can help with free support and advice. Click here to find an event near to you.
The next FREE webinar is titled ‘Concerned about an older driver? We can help‘ on Saturday 21st January 2023. These webinars are held regularly and this one is designed to help support Friends and Families of mature motorists.
Click here to find out more on this.
The Older Drivers Forum is always looking for new ways to support mature motorists to carry on driving safely for longer.
We are pleased to announce we are teaming up with Liverpool John Moores University in a study to look at attitudes to road safety and driving which will help us in the future address relevant subjects and advice so we can help tailor our website and the right information to support you. Interested to learn more than click here.
Driving Safely in Winter
Winter brings with it many additional driving hazards. But with planning and preparation these can be made much less of a risk. To find out more click here
Webinars / Presentations – Click here to see the recordings
In March 2022 we ran a webinar all about the new changes to the Highway Code and road safety tips. This webinar starts by giving an update on the findings from the Older Drivers Task Force report published in November 2021. The webinar then goes on to cover the new Highway Code and particularly the new changes, as well as giving you useful road safety tips.
To view the Webinar visit our Highway Code page by clicking here
We know that older motorists have a wealth of experience, confidence and tolerance. However, sight, hearing, reaction time and judgement of speed and distance may not be as sharp as it once was.
Fragility increases with age, so injuries tend to be more serious and recovery takes much longer. Casualty rates do increase for car drivers aged over about 65, and the fatality rate increases significantly.
That’s where we come in. The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. Whether that’s helping giving you practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – we’re here to help.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety – from representatives from the emergency services, to charities, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road.
We do not perform any legal function and do not have the authority to remove driving licences. We are merely here to assist you, or the older person in your life, with staying mobile for as long as possible.
We’ll be constantly adding advice and news for older drivers to our page so please keep coming back for all the latest updates.
Why not explore the web site and see all the advice, videos, brochures, recommendations on driving assessments and much more we give to help you, or someone you know, carry on driving safely for longer.
NATIONAL WEB SITE
For advice, support and courses nationally then visit:
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Highway Code – Changes
As of the 29th January the Highway Code has a number of key changes. To find out more about theses changes, Click Here
Older Drivers Task Force Report published
Today, the Older Drivers Task Force via Road Safety Foundation published a review of older driver road safety. To find out more about this click here
National Highways teams up with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
Click here to find out more and listen to our chair talking on a podcast to Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
For an introduction in British Sign Language, please see below.
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