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Workshops will help older drivers brush up on road knowledge

Wednesday 14th June 2017


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Powys County Council has organised a series of informal workshops designed to help mature drivers stay safe on the roads.

Aimed at drivers in the county aged 65 years and over, the two-hour, classroom-based, workshop provides attendees with a refresh of the Highway Code and driver licence requirements.  

The course also covers topics including night-time driving, medicine and drink-drive laws, and personal safety behind the wheel.

Attendees are also given details of a practical one-hour driving assessment if required.

The Driver Theory Refresher workshop is being held on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 21 June – Rhayader
  • Wednesday 19 July – Llanelwedd
  • Wednesday 9 August – Brecon

Nigel Brinn, Powys County Council’s head of highways, transport and recycling, said: “Ensuring that our roads are safe for everyone is an important aim and our Road Safety Unit is at the forefront of many successful initiatives. There has been a significant amount of work carried out by the unit to cut the number of collisions and casualties in Powys.

“We hope that this free workshop will help preserve and conserve valuable driving skills and make drivers more aware of what influences our driving, ultimately leading to a reduction in collisions and casualties in this vulnerable driving group.

“I would urge mature drivers to take advantage of this fantastic scheme, which really could be life-saving.”

For further information about the course contact Powys County Council via email, or call Bridget Farrington, area road safety officer (North) on 01686 611586.


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