The Older Drivers Discussion board, supported by Hampshire Constabulary, is participating in Challenge Edwards – per week of motion themed round ‘Match for the Highway’ between Thirteenth-Seventeenth September 2021.
The Discussion board will likely be operating a sequence of 6 free webinars in the course of the week. Every webinar is on a special topic and designed to assist and assist the mature motorist to hold on driving safely for longer.
Challenge EDWARD stands for ‘Each Day With out A Highway Loss of life’ and is an annual UK-wide street security marketing campaign backed by authorities, the emergency providers, highways businesses, street security organisations and British companies.
Shockingly, on common 5 individuals, a day are killed and round 150,000 persons are injured annually on roads in Nice Britain. Sadly, 20% of all deaths on our roads are older individuals. As older licence holders are growing yearly, fatalities for drivers aged 70 and over are forecasted to extend by 22% by 2040.
It’s recognized that older motorists have a wealth of expertise, confidence and tolerance. Nevertheless, sight, listening to, response time and judgement of pace and distance is probably not as sharp because it as soon as was.
The Older Drivers Discussion board is about conserving mature motorists on the street safely for longer. Whether or not that’s serving to giving sensible and informative assist and assist to proceed driving or pointing individuals in the correct route for an evaluation to establish their driving wants – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – the Discussion board’s right here to assist and signpost you to the individuals to assist.
The Discussion board is a not-for-profit organisation made up of specialists in street security – from representatives from the emergency providers to charities, native authorities, and companies specialising in conserving older individuals on the street.
The chair and founding father of the Older Drivers Discussion board Rob Heard stated:
“We’re excited and proud to assist Challenge Edwards quest to make the roads safer for all. We are able to all change into complacent about our driving and sometimes choose up unhealthy habits, which if not addressed can improve our danger of an incident on the roads.
“This week of webinars will assist give recommendation on various topics from Confidence constructing value determinations, Protected driving ideas, Electrical autos and driving with numerous medical circumstances. We’ve got a particular webinar on Thursday afternoon hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE on Sprint cams, which is one to not miss. We’ve got 1000 free locations, so be sure to e-book early to order your home.
“I’m wanting ahead to welcoming you once more to our webinars. We’ve got had nice suggestions from earlier ones we’ve got run, one one that attended stated ‘Extraordinarily helpful and informative. That is positively one of many higher webinars I’ve attended over the previous few months, each in presentation and content material.’”
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The webinars are free and have skilled audio system in addition to individuals with the ability to ask questions. Folks might want to register their place for every webinar and this may be performed by visiting https://olderdriversforum.com/webinars/. The Discussion board have elevated the variety of locations obtainable this time to 1,000 free locations, so ought to be capable to accommodate anybody who needs to register.