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Senior Road Users

We are the lead Authority in Merseyside for senior road users. Our aim is to reduce the number of over 60's who are killed or seriously injured on the roads by raising public awareness.

We address the issues experienced by senior road users as well as assisting them in making more informed choices about travelling within Merseyside.

Recent figures show that the number of people aged 60 and over who are killed or seriously injured on our roads has increased.

Senior drivers can be affected by changes in vision, hearing, reaction time and flexibility, all of which can affect safe vehicle handling. Unfortunately, road traffic collisions (RTC's) amongst senior drivers are on the increase. A high proportion of these RTC's also involve passengers and pedestrians.

Call us on 01744 676789 or email the team for more information and advice 

The 'Drive Safely for Longer' course was launched in February 2016.

The free two hour practical driving course is offered to drivers throughout Merseyside, aged 65 and over, who would like to enhance their current driving skills. The two hour session will be arranged at a time and place convenient to the driver. 

The course is delivered by experienced approved driving instructors. The instructor will discuss requirements such as eyesight and insurance with the drivers before setting off on a drive, in the driver's own vehicle, providing advice and tips along the way.

The instructor will look at the way drivers deal with various traffic situations on familiar roads and make recommendations to help ensure continual safety and will address any concerns raised during the session.

It is an informal and confidential course. It is not a driving test, so there is no pass or fail.

If you wish to take advantage of this new initiative please register your interest at

freecourses@no-excuses.org.uk

Alternatively telephone: 0151 606 2143