Refresher training for older drivers

For many older people in Herefordshire, a driving licence provides independence, the ability to keep in touch with friends and attend social events. We are committed to helping people to retain their independent mobility while remaining safe on the road. However, with increasing age many people start to lose confidence in their driving abilities. They may find that their eyesight, hearing and judgement are not as sharp as they used to be. Also, our roads are constantly changing - they are becoming busier with larger and faster vehicles.

We offer drivers who live in Herefordshire and are aged 70 or over a two hour practical driving session with an approved driving instructor, in their own vehicle. It will only cost you £10 - Herefordshire Council will pay the remainder of the fee. The refresher training can help to increase confidence, improve driving skills and reduce the risk of being involved in a collision.

For further information, please email roadsafety@herefordshire.gov.uk  or call 01432 260946

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