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
The Older Mobility website has now gone live. Older Mobility brings together research and evidence to help address the needs for an ageing population. In recent years the emphasis in research and among practitioners has often focussed on interventions for drivers as they age. In 2019, the Department for Transport awarded a grant to the leading road safety charity, RoadSafe, to develop a knowledge transfer programme to take forward the work on older drivers by widening its scope to address the risks to older road users, concentrating on the most vulnerable.
Combining a series of reports created specifically for the project and a library of research evidence OlderMobility.com is a valuable resource for those working in road safety, public health, transport planning, civic leadership and age-related charities.
Click here to visit the website
Our chair will be attending and presenting at the Older Road User Conference on Wednesday 19th September at the Royal Automobile Club in London. To find out more about this conference then click here
The inaugural Older Road User conference is being jointly organised by Road Safety GB, New View Consultants and the RAC Foundation.
The conference will set out to achieve the following goals:
- To identify safety issues relating to older road users
- To showcase current interventions and initiatives
- To identify gaps in current provision
- To outline challenges and actions for road safety professionals, government and other stakeholders
Who should attend?
The conference content is primarily intended for road safety and public health practitioners, police and fire and rescue officers, academics, central government employees and highways engineers.
The delegate fee will include all refreshments on the day, including an excellent lunch.