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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 are working with the Neighbourhood Police teams to help raise awareness of support available from the Older Drivers Forum to mature drivers. To do this they have created a flyer / poster to deliver to addresses across Gloucestershire and put up on local notice boards
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.