A mature driver course aimed at drivers who are 65 years old or older will be held in Aberystwyth on 1 and 2 May 2018. The course is being held in partnership by Ceredigion County Council and Dyfed Powys Police. The same course will be held again on 4 and 5 September.

The one-day course will give participants the opportunity to learn from the expertise of experienced Road Safety professionals and fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors. The course aims to enhance existing skills and knowledge while introducing ideas such as dealing with stressful situations and planning for the future to keep mature drivers driving safely for longer.

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet member responsible for Social Services, and the Council’s 50+ Champion said, “As people get older, it’s often a good idea to look again at driving, and consider if a refresher course could be useful; a course such as this is an excellent opportunity to do just that. Being able to drive is important for many older people to maintain their independence, this is particularly true in a rural area such as Ceredigion.”

The course is not a test. It consists of group based discussions which are led by a presenter before having an opportunity to drive with an Approved Driving Instructor.

Participants don’t need to bring a car to the session as a car will be provided by the course providers. Contact Kayleigh Tonkins, Road Safety Project Officer by calling 01545 570881or emailing clic@ceredigion.gov.uk for further information about the course.