workshop set to be held for older drivers in Burnham
workshop is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea during November offering
expert advice to older drivers, helping them to remain on the
road for many more years.
The Burnham workshop will be held on 24th November and is one
of ten being held across Somerset in coming weeks.
The session will cover issues such as driving licensing, changes
to the Highway Code, the effects of medication, night driving,
mobility aids and vehicle improvements.
Those attending will be able to book a free driving refresher
course with an accredited instructor, and have a free non-medical
Somerset County Councilor David Hall, Cabinet Member responsible
for Road Safety, said: "The Route Sixty Plus programme has
been developed following a hugely successful trial period earlier
"It is an innovative programme that addresses driving challenges
arising not only from how vehicles have changed over the years
but from how peoples own driving habits may also have changed."
"Devised by the authoritys Road Safety Team, working
with local police, fire, health, motoring and road organisations,
the workshops will offer lots of practical tips and advice and
are a great way of keeping driving skills up to date."
Those attending will receive a free information pack that includes
a copy of the latest Highway Code and a hi-visibility jacket.
There will also be a chance to find out more about fire safety
and crime prevention. To find out more, please call Somerset Road
Safety on 01823 423 430.