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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 60s who are killed or seriously injured on the roads by raising public awareness & education.

We address the issues experienced by Senior Road Users, as well as assist them in making more informed choices about travelling, whether as a pedestrian, driver, cyclist or passenger.

Recent figures show that the number of people aged 60 and over who are killed or seriously injured on our roads has increased and this is partyly due to the increase of traffic and traffic speed on our roads.

However, the older we get, the more likely we are to experience changes in our vision, hearing, reaction times and flexibility, all of which can affect safe vehicle handling. Unfortunately, road traffic collisions (RTCs) amongst senior drivers are on the up and we want to help.

For more information about what we do, our events and how we can help, call us on 01744 676851 or email the team.

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, you can call 0151 606 2143.