Older Drivers Forum at the Kennet Centre in Newbury on Friday 4th October 9:30am to 15:00pm.
What is the Older Drivers Forum –
The Forum and is made up of experts in road safety from across Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight; including representatives from the emergency services, charities, community groups, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road.
The Older Drivers Forum is dedicated to keeping the mature motorist, on the road safely, for longer. We help identify the key issues facing an older driver and offer information, tips, solutions and practical advice. The Older Driver Forum advocate the importance of regular eyesight testing and driving appraisals offered by local councils or advanced motoring groups.
We also offer practical and informative advice for those who might be considering retiring or preparing to retire from driving.
Visit www.olderdriversforum.com for more information and advisory videos for older drivers, their friends, families, GPs and medical practitioners.
The purpose of the event – The event is to help promote and raise awareness of the Older Drivers Forum and how it can help and support Older Motorists to carry on driving safely for longer. We also give advice to Family and Friends concerned about Older Motorists. We will give advice on:
• Brushing up your skills
• Booking a driving assessment
• Arranging a regular eyesight test (or a quick test with Specsavers at the event).
• Health and well being issues that could affect your driving ability
• Renewing your licence at 70
• Learn more about road safety and the consequences of not being fit to drive
• Discover alternatives to driving and staying independent without a car
• And much more
These events are FREE to attend and we would encourage both mature drivers and their families to attend to get more information.