These FREE Driving Safer for Longer workshops are provided by Red One in conjunction with Devon County Council.
The workshops are offered to various community groups throughout Devon which are aimed at keeping older drivers on the road safely for as long as possible. Driving is one of the most risky activities we are likely to do in our lives, and yet once we pass our driving test many of us have no further training. Driving techniques have, and do change over the years.
The workshop is informal, interactive, fun and very informative. We offer various modules according to the requirements of the group: topics covered can include
- Medical conditions
- Highway Code
- The challenges facing drivers today
- Advice on aids to driving
- Speed and hazard awareness
How long do the workshops last?
The workshops can last for a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of 2 hours. It is tailored to what you would like.
Do the sessions take place on set dates? If so, where?
The workshops take place at a location, date and time that suits you (as long as we have an instructor available).
Is there minimum numbers for a workshop to go ahead?
We would require a minimum of 10 delegates for a workshop to take place.
The cost of the workshop is free. The organiser (or volunteer) will also get a free assessed drive with our instructor.
Driving Safer for Longer Assessment
If any other delegate would like an assessed drive then this is charged at £55.
This is a short-assessed drive with one of our approved driver trainers. You will be given advice about your driving performance and a written report at the end of your assessment. Many people use the assessment to give peace of mind that they are still a competent driver. Other people use it to brush up on their driving skills.
The assessment takes place from your house, in your own car and you will normally be asked to drive the roads and routes you usually use. At the end of the drive your instructor will talk you through points of your driving that seemed good and any that gave concern. You may be given some tips about how to make yourself safer including, if appropriate, more driving sessions.