Driver Theory Refresher workshops available for mature drivers

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16 October 2019

Image of a mature couple in a carMature drivers in Powys are being given the opportunity to brush up on their road knowledge thanks to free informal workshops organised by the county council.

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

  • Wednesday, November 20 - Welshpool
  • Tuesday, 26 November - Newtown
  • Wednesday, 27 November, Brecon
  • Thursday, November 28 - Machynlleth
  • Friday, November 29 - Ystradgynlais
  • Monday, December 2 - Builth Wells

Aimed at drivers in the county aged 65 years and over, the two-hour classroom-based informal workshop will provide attendees a reminder of the Highway Code and driver licence requirements.  It will also cover topics including night-time driving, medicine and alcohol laws and personal safety behind the wheel.

Attendees will also be provided with details of a practical one-hour driving assessment if wanted.

Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "Ensuring that our roads are safe is hugely important for our county. I would urge mature drivers across Powys to take advantage of this fantastic scheme. These free workshops are so important because they will refresh and update essential driving skills and could ultimately help save lives."

For further information or to book your place on this course email or telephone 01686 611586 for the Machynlleth, Newtown and Welshpool bookings or 01597 826704 for the Brecon, Builth Wells and Ystradgynlais bookings.

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