Drive refresher course at Dorset centre

Dorset drivers are being asked when they last studied the Highway Code.

Driving on Dorset’s roads has changed dramatically in the last 50 years, and Dorset County Council’s Traffic Safety team is suggesting that motorists take a driver refresher course.

A two-hour session is being held at Bridport Leisure Centre on Friday, November 16 at 10am and in other locations across the county in coming months. For a £5 fee, drivers will benefit from two hours of discussion with one of Dorset Highways’ professional instructors.

The session includes how to spot hazards sooner, how to negotiate roundabouts safely, new road signs and signals, changes in the law; how to stay fit to drive safely in the future and tips on driving safely in adverse weather conditions.

Dorset Highways Traffic Safety Manager Robert Smith said: “For many people living in rural Dorset, car travel is an important aspect of their independence and we want to help people to carry on driving safely as they get older.”

Drivers can also put theory into practice by booking a 90-minute practical session. Book online at dorsetforyou. com/dorsetdriver or by telephoning 01305 224558.

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9:11pm Wed 26 Sep 12

lostnfound says...

Will instruction on how to negotiate the Canford Bottom roundabout take up much of the course?
Will instruction on how to negotiate the Canford Bottom roundabout take up much of the course? lostnfound

8:02am Thu 27 Sep 12

rayc says...

"Driving on Dorset’s roads has changed dramatically in the last 50 years"

Really, how? What new innovations are there, there have been hardly any road improvements in that time?
"Driving on Dorset’s roads has changed dramatically in the last 50 years" Really, how? What new innovations are there, there have been hardly any road improvements in that time? rayc

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