Gloucestershire Presentation

Driving Safely for Longer
A presentation to support older drivers and their family and friends

The Gloucestershire Older Drivers Forum are running another presentation to support older drivers and their family and friends with useful advice. This presentation was given in November 2020 to great success. One attendee said:

This is one of the better webinars (on any subject) that I have attended – you and Nigel had clearly put considerable thought and effort into creating an interesting, informative, thought-provoking, and eye-catching presentation.

Another presentation is now  arranged for Saturday 19th December 2020 at 11am. The presentation is:

  • Free join
  • The presentation is 30 minutes in length, with 30 minutes for questions and answers
  • Places are limited so you will need to register, see below available dates
  • The presentations are to support older drivers and their family and friends
  • The event is online using Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to take part.

To register your place click here or e-mail odfglos@gmail.com with your name and the e-mail address you would like the joining information sent to

Following another lockdown break from driving, it’s more important than ever that older people feel confident and competent behind the wheel before setting off.

Click here to visit the Events Face book page

Gloucestershire PCC gives funding to Older Drivers Forum

PRESS RELEASE 28.05.20

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POLICE CRIME COMMISSIONER’S FUNDING OF THE OLDER DRIVERS FORUM FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Martin Surl, Police Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire said today;

“I am pleased to announce ten thousand pounds support from the Police Crime Commissioner’s fund for the Older Drivers Forum for Gloucestershire. Their activities will be a valuable resource for two of my key Police and Crime plan priorities; ‘Safe and Social Driving’ and ‘Older but not Overlooked’. The Older Drivers Forum will save lives.”

The Older Drivers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation that consists of road safety experts and volunteers, who create awareness and provide practical advice on how to keep older drivers driving safely, for longer. But when it comes time to retire from driving, how to plan alternative transport to maintain independence and a fulfilling life.

Support and advice, including COVID specific safety bulletins, can be found at;

www.olderdriversforum.com/gloucestershire
or
www.facebook.com/ODFGloucestershire

Rob Heard, founder and chair of the Older Drivers Forum said:

“This is great news and we thank PCC Martin Surl for his support. This is particularly good timing as older drivers are particularly vulnerable as they take to the roads again after months of not driving. The Gloucestershire campaign includes a poster campaign, print collateral, upgrading of social media activities and – when safe to do so – presentations and exhibitions.”

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In Gloucestershire, the Older Drivers Forum is also supported by the charitable trust fund of Rotary in Nailsworth, and MPs Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) and Siobhan Baillie (Stroud).

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For further information contact:
Nigel Lloyd-Jones
Older Drivers Forum Gloucestershire
07785 360 414
nigel@idrisconsultancy.com

Lock down safety bulletins

During this break from driving, older drivers’ driving capabilities could decline and their cars be inadequately maintained. This means older drivers would be at increased risk when they resume driving. To counter this, Gloucestershire Older Drivers Forum have produced four safety bulletins to provide advice for older drivers and their families during the lock-down period. These cover car care, maintaining driving skills and, when eventually it is safe to do so, planning to get back on the road. They also include advice if an older driver decides this is an appropriate time to retire from driving.Click here or visit Gloucestershire page under the ‘Area’ tab on the web site. The advice regarding the car battery is very useful.