Driving roadshow for over-60s

November 24 2017

DRIVERS in the Thornbury area who have reached 60 can refresh their skills at a roadshow about to take place in Yate.

DRIVERS in the Thornbury area who have reached 60 can refresh their skills at a roadshow about to take place in Yate.

The event is aimed at older motorists in South Gloucestershire who want to make sure they are still safe behind the wheel and are up to speed with the latest changes to vehicles.

The event will feature a number of information stands, a driving simulator to test reaction times and free eye tests.

There will also be a presentation covering subjects such as driving licences, changes in the Highway Code, safer driving at night and the effects of medication. 

Representatives from the police and ambulance services, as well as driving instructors, will  attend and everyone who goes along will get a copy of the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Although there is no charge to attend - it is funded by South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety education team - places must be booked in advance online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/driver-refresher-event-continue-to-drive-with-confidence-tickets-39036131119.

The three-hour session starts at 1.30pm on Thursday, November 30 at the Armadillo youth cafe in Station Road, Yate.