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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 are offering our popular 'driving safer for longer' information sessions to Derbyshire residents aged 50 years and older.

The 'driving safer for longer' information session offers attendees a chance to update their driving knowledge. The session aims to support residents to continue driving for as long as they choose, exploring potential difficulties which may affect driving ability along with possible solutions. Themes covered include:

  • hazard perception
  • smart motorways
  • changes to eyesight and hearing
  • driving impairments including the effects of alcohol and medication
  • journey planning
  • vehicle adaptations
  • keeping safe in the vehicle

Dates available

A number of virtual and in person sessions have been organised. Session dates for autumn will be released at a later date.

  • Tuesday 16 April 2024 from 10am to 11:30am. This session will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 6 June 2024 from 5pm to 6:30pm. This session will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams
  • Monday 1 July 2024 - 3:30pm to 5pm. This session will be held at County Hall, Matlock.

Length of the course

The session runs for 90 minutes.


Our ‘driving safer for longer’ information sessions are available to attend for a small fee:

  • Online session fee - £4.00
  • In-person attendance fee - £8.50


To book a place on one of our sessions, please complete our online application form.

Book a place

Once your application has been received, a booking confirmation including a payment link will be sent to you. This will include details on how to pay for your place.

For more details call 01629 538058.