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Free Driving Assessments for Over 65’s

Published: 02/09/2015

Older drivers in Flintshire are being invited to take up the offer of a free driving assessment. Flintshire County Council’s Road Safety Unit is offering a free driving session to residents who are 65 and over, to help them adapt their driving style to stay safe and confident on the road as they get older. Specially trained driving instructors from Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service carry out the assessments and provide advice and information to help older people stay behind the wheel for longer. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I would encourage our residents over 65 to take up this opportunity for a free driving session. As we get older, we may experience changes which can affect how we drive. These can include slower reaction times and taking longer to make decisions. Driving can also be more tiring and stressful. Some drivers notice such changes as early as their mid-fifties. As they get older, most people can carry on driving safely and without problems, but this is easier to do with some help from a driving professional.” The driving assessments involve a door to door service. To book or find out more, please contact the Road Safety Unit on 01352 704498.