“Brush up your skills” session for older drivers at Frodsham

DRIVERS over 60 years of age will be offered a chance to brush up their driving skills at Frodsham on Friday, April 5.
The Town Council has joined forces with Cheshire West and Chester’s road safety team to offer the “Drive Safety for Longer” seminar at Frodsham Golf Club, Simons Lane, from 10am to 2.30pm.
The course is designed to give reassurance, helping drivers aged 60 or over to continue to drive confidently, improve their driving skills, and provide advice on changes in road traffic law, road layouts and traffic signs.
The road safety team will also be promoting “Safely for Longer” driving assessments which mature drivers who reside in Cheshire West and Chester can access free of charge once they have attended the seminar. These are two-hour sessions out on the road with an approved driving instructor, helping them brush up on their skills and learn some techniques for safer driving.
Requirements such as eyesight and insurance will be discussed with the driver before setting off on a drive and advice and tips are provided to enhance their driving skills along the way. The driving instructor will look at the how the driver deals with various traffic situations on familiar roads and make recommendations to help ensure continual safety.
The session will be arranged at a time and place convenient to participants who prefer to use their own vehicle. It will be an informal and confidential session which simply aims to enhance current skills.  It is not a driving test, so there is no pass or fail.
Cheshire West and Chester’s lead member for environment, Cllr Karen Shore said: “These free sessions will ensure that mature drivers are given additional skills to keep themselves independent for as long as possible.  It is important that people continue to drive and feel confident and safe whilst doing so.”
Places at the seminar are limited, so booking is essential.
To book, or for more information about the Drive Safely for Longer assessments, please email: Roadsafety@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call 01244 976713.

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  1. Would this be the right thing for me ? I’ve not driven for over 10years and I’ve lost my confidence. I’m 74 and feeling as if I should do something about getting behind the wheel again. I was a confident driver at one time and can’t believe how I’m feeling now.

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