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Council to offer mature drivers theory refresher workshops

04 Oct 2023 2 minute read
The two-hour online workshops will be available free of charge

A council will offer driver theory refresher workshops to help mature drivers improve their road knowledge and build their confidence when driving on today’s ever-changing roads.

Organised by Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit, the two-hour online workshops are available free of charge to any Powys resident aged 65 or over.

The informal workshop covers subjects such as The Fatal Five, how to proceed when encountering vulnerable road users such as motor and pedal cyclists, and equestrians, what to do if you’re involved in a collision, eyesight requirements, medication and alcohol laws, and the important changes to the Highway Code, that were introduced in 2022.

At the end of the course, attendees will also be given information about participating in the free, one hour ‘Drive On’ assessment with a local Advanced Driving Instructor.

“Save lives”

Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys, said: “Ensuring that our roads and the people of Powys are safe is hugely important to us. I would urge mature drivers across Powys to take advantage of this fantastic scheme.

“These free workshops are so important because they will remind us of the recent Highway Code changes, refresh and update our essential driving skills and could ultimately help save lives.”

Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit will be holding its Driver Theory Refresher workshop on the
Wednesday 25 October 2023 and Wednesday 22 November 2023.

For more information and to book a place on our up-and-coming courses, please contact Miranda Capecchi, Road Safety Project Officer on:

Phone: 01597 82 6924

Email: [email protected]


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
7 months ago

Cheeky devils…I’m sure Mr ap Iorweth would like to see a ‘greener’ Powis…

Karl
Karl
7 months ago

Great idea, the rules have changed so much, updated information should be given out better.

Pete Cuthbert
Pete Cuthbert
7 months ago

That sounds like a very good idea. I would be interested to see what they have to say about motoring around cyclists. As a cylist I do find some motorist’s assumption (happily not all) that motor cars always have priority is often scarily dangerous. I wonder if the assumption by some that parents always have priority is also addressed. (OK a bit cynical but living near a school…)

hdavies15
hdavies15
7 months ago
Reply to  Pete Cuthbert

Parents shouldn’t be allowed near a school with their cars unless permitted on grounds of permanent/temporary disability of parent or child.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
7 months ago

And dodgy headlights, lots of one eyed cars about…

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