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Older drivers

Older motorists have a wealth of driving experience and driving offers freedom and independence, but as we get older our health and fitness, including eyesight and reaction times begin to decline.


We're offering free 'driving safer for longer' information sessions to Derbyshire residents aged 65 years and older.

The 'driving safer for longer' information sessions offer attendees a change to update their driving knowledge. The session covers the following themes:

  • hazard perception
  • vehicle adaptations
  • eyesight and hearing
  • smart motorways
  • drink and drug driving
  • seatbelts and children's car seats
  • information about giving up driving

Length of the course

The session runs for 90 minutes.

Cost

The information session is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Course dates

Courses will be held on:

  • Monday 1 April 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Chesterfield Fire Station
  • Saturday 27 April 2019 from 1:30pm to 3pm at County Hall, Matlock
  • Thursday 9 May 2019 from 2pm to 3:30pm at Staveley Fire Station
  • Tuesday 21 May 2019 from 1:30pm to 3pm at Glossopdale School
  • Thursday 6 June 2019 from 1:30pm to 3pm at, Chesterfield Library
  • Tuesday 18 June 2019 from 1:30pm to 3pm at Old Hall Hotel, Buxton
  • Saturday 6 July 2019 from 10:30am to midday at The Long Eaton School
  • Thursday 11 July 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Bolsover Library
  • Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Alfreton Leisure Centre
  • Thursday 1 August 2019 from 10:30am to midday at The Pingle School, Swadlincote
  • Tuesday 6 August 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Staveley Fire Station
  • Monday 23 September 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Chesterfield Fire Station
  • Saturday 28 September 2019 from 1:30am to 3pm at County Hall, Matlock
  • Monday 28 October 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Queen Elizabeth School, Ashbourne
  • Monday 18 November 2019 from 10:30am to midday at Bolsover Library

For more information, please email: drivingsafer.forlonger@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538060.