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Driver Theory Refresher workshops available for mature drivers

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22 September 2022

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Are you aged over 65 and living in Powys? 

Mature drivers are being given the opportunity to revise and improve their road knowledge by taking advantage of a free, online driver theory course, organised by the county council. The newly updated course will cover the recent changes to the Highway Code and how these effect road users.

Powys County Council's Road Safety Unit will be holding its Driver Theory Refresher workshop on the following days:

Wednesday 19th October 2022
Wednesday 16th November 2022
Wednesday 14th December 2022

The course is a two-hour, online informal workshop designed to update your knowledge of the road in an ever-changing environment, thus helping improve your driving skills and keep you driving safely. 

As well as covering the changes to the Highway Code, the course also includes 'The Fatal Five'; what to do when encountering vulnerable road users such as motor and pedal cyclists, and equestrians, eyesight requirements, medication and alcohol laws, what to do in the event of an accident, and much more.

Attendees will also be given information and contact details about going on one of the free, one hour 'Drive-On' assessments 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."

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: miranda.capecchi1@powys.gov.uk