Free workshops for older drivers
Older drivers in Flintshire have an opportunity to build their driving skills
and confidence further by taking part in a free driving session.
Flintshire County Councils Road Safety Unit is offering a free driving session
to residents who are 65 and over, for those who may need some support with
building confidence in their driving.
There is a free workshop on Wednesday 18 March at 1.30pm at The Springfield
Hotel in Pentre Halkyn, Holywell, to encourage drivers to arrange a free
Driving experience is extremely important and research shows some older drivers
do avoid situations where they know they feel anxious- these may include night
time driving, busy towns, fast roads and bad weather, but avoiding these all
the time is not always possible, especially on rural roads.
Flintshire’s over 65’s FREE driving session is a way that senior drivers can
improve their driving skills.
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,
“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
“A workshop was delivered to over 30 residents over the age of 65 at Clwyd
Theatr Cymru last month, where the feedback was very positive and another 18
driving sessions have been arranged from the Workshop.”
To book, or to find out more, please contact the Road Safety Unit, on 01352
Older drivers at a workshop with Claire Parry and Lee Shone (FCC Road Safety)
and Barry Dunn, Advanced Driving Instructor