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Older Drivers Forum webinars

Alert message sent 15/03/2021 16:26:00

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We are working in partnership with The Older Drivers Forum to run two free webinars which are aimed at helping and advising older drivers, as well as their families and friends, on using the roads safely in order to drive safer for longer.

We know that older motorists have a wealth of experience, confidence and tolerance. However, sight, hearing, reaction time and judgement of speed and distance may not be as sharp as it once was. The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer.

The webinars are:

Thursday 18th March – 10.30am to 12.00pm – ‘Driver Awareness 60 +” (Please note this is for Hampshire residents)

Thursday 25th March – 10.30am to 12pm – ‘Advice and Support to Older Drivers’ (Open to all)

The chair and founder of the Older Drivers Forum, Rob Heard, said: “In these difficult times we wanted to be able to still communicate with the mature motorists and help them, especially when getting back to driving after the lockdown, so they can carry on driving safely for longer.

“We can all become complacent about our driving and often pick up bad habits, which if not addressed can increase our risk of an incident on the roads.

“These two webinars will help give advice on a number of subjects from confidence building appraisals to safe driving tips like dealing with roundabouts and night driving.

“This is the second time we have run webinars, the last were in November 2020, which were very popular, and feedback was excellent.

“These webinars were recorded and are still available to view on our website. One person who attended the webinar in November said it was ‘Extremely useful and informative. This is definitely one of the better webinars I’ve attended over the past few months, both in presentation and content.”

The webinars are FREE and have expert speakers as well as participants being able to ask questions. People will need to register their place for each webinar and this can be done by visiting https://olderdriversforum.com/webinars/

We have increased the number of places available this time, so should be able to accommodate anyone who wishes to register.

 
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David Marsh (Police, Media officer , Forcewide )

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