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Older Drivers Forum

Alert message sent 02/09/2019 10:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

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 for more information and advisory videos for older drivers, their friends, families, GPs and medical practitioners.

Location of promotional event – The event will take place between Monday 30th September and Thursday 10th October 2019

Monday 30th September New Milton Community Centre – New Milton 0945 – 1500
Tuesday 1st October Waterlooville Community Centre – Waterlooville 0930 – 1500
Wednesday 2nd October Haskins Garden Centre, West End – Southampton 0930 - 1500
Thursday 3rd October Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath – Fleet 0930 – 1500
Friday 4th October Kennet Shopping Centre – Newbury 0930 – 1500
Monday 7th October Henry Street Garden Centre, Arborfield – Wokingham district 0930 - 1500
Tuesday 8th October Millets Farm Restaurant, Frilford – Abingdon 0930 – 1500
Wednesday 9th October Dobbies Garden Centre, Watling Street – Milton Keynes 0930 – 1500
Thursday 10th October Flowerland Garden Centre, Bourne End, - Marlow 0930 - 1500

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.

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Ian Stacey (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator, Chiltern & South Bucks)
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