Course to drive down collisions

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ELDERLY motorists are invited on a free course aimed at helping them to continue driving safely.

The course, to be held at the Lifewise Centre, Hellaby, is being offered by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership.

It will be run on Monday, December 10, and drivers will be offered an in-car coaching session to brush up on their driving skills.

Vehicle maintenance advice will also be given.

Data shows drivers aged 60 and above are over-represented in collisions when compared to the proportion of older drivers on the road.

PC Mick Hedges, who developed the course, said: “Older drivers have amassed a wealth of experience over their driving career. The course aims to bring their knowledge up to date and help them to drive safer for longer, to maintain their mobility and independence.

“At this time of year we shall also be offering valuable tips on winter driving.”

To book a place email or call 01709 832455. Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.