Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Wed 24th January 2024
A council is offering older Derbyshire drivers free information sessions to support them to be able to drive safer for longer.
Derbyshire County Council is hosting a face-to-face session this coming weekend, as well as an online session later on in the month.
A spokesman for the council said: “We are offering free ‘driving safer for longer’ information sessions for Derbyshire residents aged 50 years and older.
“The sessions offer attendees a chance to update their driving knowledge.
“The next session will take place on Saturday, January 13, at County Hall in Matlock from 10am until 11.30am.”
The spokesman continued: “Older motorists have a wealth of driving experience and driving offers freedom and independence, but as we get older our health and fitness, including eyesight and reaction times begin to decline.
“The ‘driving safer for longer’ information sessions offer attendees a change to update their driving knowledge.
“The session covers the following themes: hazard perception; vehicle adaptations; eyesight and hearing; smart motorways; drink and drug driving; seatbelts and children’s car seats; as well as information about giving up driving.”
The next online information session for older drivers will take place Tuesday, January 23, via Microsoft Teams. It will run from 5pm to 6.30pm.
To book a place for Saturday’s session at County Hall, or to take part in the online session, go to here
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