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Free workshops for older drivers

Published: 20/01/2015

Drivers aged 65 or over are being offered a free driving session. Flintshire County Council’s Road Safety Unit runs free workshops for people over the age of 65 who are thinking of attending a free driving assessment or want to know more. The Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service instructors provide handy tips on how to adapt your driving style as you get older, helping to keep you and other road users safe, and to keep people behind the wheel for longer. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I would encourage our residents over the age of 65 to take up this opportunity for a free driving session. As we get older, we may experience changes which can affect how we drive. These include the possibility of reaction times getting slower, making decisions can take longer, and driving can be more tiring and stressful. Some drivers notice these changes as early as their mid-fifties. As they get older, most people can carry on driving safely and without problems, but this is easier to do with some help from a driving professional.” There are two free workshops coming soon in Flintshire. One is on Thursday 22 January at 1.30pm at the Greenfield Business Centre, Greenfield, CH8 7GR; and one is on Wednesday 11 February at 1.30pm at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold. To book onto either workshop, or to find out more, please contact the Road Safety Unit, on 01352 704498.

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