Road Safety

Drive for Life - Older Drivers Refresher Course

Experienced motorists aged 65+ can brush up their driving skills on a free one day refresher course.

The Drive for Life aims to provide experienced drivers who are driving regularly with an overall update on all aspects of safe driving.

The day is split into two parts, the first is a theory based classroom session followed by a light lunch than a practical session with an approved driving instructor.

The theory sessions covers topics such as:

  • The Highway Code
  • High Risk area's (Junctions and roundabouts)
  • Health and mobility issues
  • Seasonal driving
  • Road Signs
  • Defensive driving/hazard awareness
  • DVLA and Driving Licence information

The practical session involves individuals sharing the instructors' vehicle with another candidate and covering aspects of driving they wish to refresh, such as parallel parking or roundabouts and general safer driving techniques.

“Our Feedback shows that drivers who have completed the course are more aware and observant (self-reporting) on the road environment and better equipped to deal with hazards and different driving situations” Kirstie- Road Safety Officer

For more information on the Drive for Life Course or to book a place contact Road Safety Team on 01437 775144 or email

ID: 1665, revised 14/08/2017