October 31, 2011

OLDER DRIVERS ASKED TO BRUSH UP

North Wales pensioners will be offered a two hour assessment course by a Road Safety Group free of charge in order to keep them up-to-date with traffic conditions which are a world apart from when these drivers may have first passed their test.

Anyone over the age of 60 years old will be offered the class to help with their driving skills and techniques. As an older driver, your reaction times may be slower, decisions take longer to make, and eyesight and hearing may have diminished.

The scheme is not meant to be a way of victimising drivers or threatening their licence but to help them and enable them to keep their independence.

It is hoped that the scheme will be introduced in other parts of the country in order to keep our roads safe and our older drivers happy and confident.

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