Free Driver Awareness Workshop For People Aged 60+ In AndoverHampshire County Council is running a free driver awareness workshop on Friday 25 September, at The Fairground, Andover for motorists aged 60 and over.

The Drivers Skills Scheme 60 plus workshop will show people how to stay safe and independent. It will raise awareness of the Highway Code and Driving Licence regulations, and address driving with medical conditions.

The workshop will run from 10am to 12.30pm and places are on a first come, first served basis. Anybody interested in taking part should contact the Hampshire Road Safety Team on 01962 846100 or email road.safety@hants.gov.uk

OIder drivers in Hampshire are involved in fewer accidents than most other age groups, mainly because they have more experience, confidence and patience. However, their eyesight, hearing, reaction time and judgement of speed and distance may not be as sharp as it once was and, in the event of an accident causing injury, they can take longer to recover.

Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Economy Transport and Environment, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: “Personal attitudes, laws, traffic conditions, vehicle performance and so many other things change over the years without us realising. These workshops are a timely reminder of these issues and can be of great benefit, not only to older drivers, but their passengers and other road users as well.”

Further courses will be posted on the County Council’s website: www.hants.gov.uk/roadsafety

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