Older Drivers Forum

(Updated 30/04/2021)

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Older motorists have a wealth of experience, confidence and tolerance. However, sight, hearing, reaction time and judgement of speed and distance may not be as sharp as it once was.

Fragility increases with age, so injuries tend to be more serious and recovery takes much longer. Casualty rates do increase for car drivers aged over about 65, and the fatality rate increases significantly.

That’s where we come in. The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. Whether that’s helping giving you practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – we’re here to help.

The Older Drivers Forum is run by Hampshire Constabulary Road Safety Team and the Forum is a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety  – from representatives from the emergency services to charities, local authorities and business specialising in keeping older people on the road.

The Forum do not perform any legal function and do not have the authority to remove driving licenses. We’re merely here to assist you, or the older person in your life, with staying mobile for as long as possible.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service offers the older driver the Older Driver Appraisal Scheme based on the island and is similar to the Drivers Skills 60+ appraisal. The appraisal is confidential and will take place on roads you know, in your car, and tailored to your needs to help you carry on driving safely for longer.IOW Fire and Rescue



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