Older Drivers Forum

Older motorists in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are being invited to follow in the footsteps of TV broadcasters Jennie Bond and John Sergeant by attending any of the ‘one-stop shop’ awareness events organised by the Older Drivers Forum next week.
From Monday September 26 until Friday September 30, the Older Drivers Forum will be hosting events focusing on giving advice and information to mature motorists and their interested friends and family. It is free to attend, no appointment is necessary and visitors can call in anytime between 9.30am and 3pm.
The date for Andover is Monday 26th September in The Chantry Centre.
The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping drivers aged 55 + on the road safely for longer, will a stronger focus on those 70 and over. We give advice not only for older drivers, but also for friends, families and GP’s. At the event you will find advice on brushing up your skills, booking a driving assessment, getting advice on health and wellbeing issues, renewing your licence and much more.
As of January 2016 there are just over 4.5 million people holding a driving licence who are aged 70 and above and this will double in the next 20 years.
Drivers aged 70 are no more likely to be the cause of a crash than any other drivers. But once over 70, we may be more likely to be at fault, particularly where right-of-way violations are involved. We may also start to suffer from aged related frailty and our mental and physical abilities may reduce.

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