South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
News
06 Mar 2023
FREE LEARNING FOR OLDER DRIVERS
A group that helps older drivers stay safe on our roads is holding three free webinars this month.

Hosted by the Older Drivers Forum, the webinars will look at what can be done to address concerns about older drivers, impairment and driver eyesight.

The final webinar is part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the importance of good vision when it comes to road safety and is hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE. It is suitable for all ages.

All three webinars take place on Zoom.

Full details of the webinars:

Concerned about an Older Driver? We can help (11 March (2pm)
This webinar is to provide support for families, friends, and carers who are concerned about an older driver. The webinar includes advice on how to: start empathetic conversations with their loved one, friend or client; keep them driving safely, for longer and plan for when it is time for them to retire from driving.
Click here to register

Are you driving whilst impaired? 13 March (2pm)
Impairment, when related to driving, often refers to drink, drugs or a medical condition. However, everyone drives in an impaired fashion from time to time whether it be through tiredness, stress, distraction or simply complacency. This webinar will look at all the factors which may impair our driving decisions and offers solutions to ensure the risk of a road traffic collision is as low as possible.
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Is your vision roadworthy? - FOR ALL AGES 14 March (2pm)
This webinar is hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE and will offer the opportunity to find out more about driver vision and the vital role played by good eyesight in reducing risks on the road. The webinar will discuss what the law says and the legal requirements for driving, as well as advice from an optometrist on good eye health and importance of regular eyesight tests and lots more.
Click here to register

The Older Drivers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to help keep mature motorists on the road safely for longer.

The forum offers practical and informative help and support, from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat.

For more information on any of the webinars, please contact Rob Heard, chair and founder of the Older Drivers Forum, via email.