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Free workshops for mature drivers in rural Wales

Eyes Up, Slow Down, Cross Safely

Free driver theory refresher workshops are being offered to mature drivers in Powys who wish to improve their road knowledge and build 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 years 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.

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.”

The workshops take place on a monthly basis between January and June.

Older driver and passenger in a car

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