Chance for older drivers to brush up on their skills

Dorset Echo: Chance for older drivers to brush up on their skills Chance for older drivers to brush up on their skills

OLDER drivers have the chance to brush up their driving skills. Dorset County Council is offering drivers aged 70 and over a chance to take join a discussion about driving. There is also an optional session for an observed practical refresher drive in the participant’s car at a later date.

The two-hour long theory session, presented by a road safety professional, does not involve any driving and covers subjects including better observation, avoiding distractions and allowing greater safety margins.

The 90-minute, one-to-one practical driving session is on local roads and will include town and country driving and aims to improve defensive driving techniques, hazard awareness and better road positioning.

Cabinet member for environment and economy, Cllr Peter Finney said: “We could all do with a refresher from time-to-time, however long we've been driving.”

To book a place on the course, email roadsafety@dorsetcc.gov. uk or call the road safety team on 01305 224558.

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7:31am Wed 16 Jul 14

cj07589 says...

Ive lost count of the number of old timers ive followed that do 40mph on a open road but when they enter 30mph zones they continue doing 40mph like the restricted zone was never there!
Ive lost count of the number of old timers ive followed that do 40mph on a open road but when they enter 30mph zones they continue doing 40mph like the restricted zone was never there! cj07589
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11:01am Wed 16 Jul 14

Isosceles says...

I went on one of these courses earlier this year and it was agreed by those running the course that the ones who had volunteered for the course whose driving capabilities were very satisfactory were not the ones who ought to have been taking the course.
Unfortunately bad older drivers don't seem to realise that their driving is unsatisfactory, like the guy in Dorchester recently who seemed to think that the correct place for his front bumper was resting on my rear bumper.
I went on one of these courses earlier this year and it was agreed by those running the course that the ones who had volunteered for the course whose driving capabilities were very satisfactory were not the ones who ought to have been taking the course. Unfortunately bad older drivers don't seem to realise that their driving is unsatisfactory, like the guy in Dorchester recently who seemed to think that the correct place for his front bumper was resting on my rear bumper. Isosceles
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