Older driver refresher scheme

A Guide for Family and Friends

Herefordshire Council LOGOFriends: There will probably come a time when someone close to   you will have to stop driving. This is never an easy decision  especially if driving provides your family member freedom  and independence, such as visiting family, the GP or shopping.

Giving up driving for an older person can be very emotional, leading to loss of independence and or the thought of having to rely on other people for support. This guide suggests ways to deal with these issues and gives details of where to go for further information

Older driver refresher scheme: a guide for family and friends


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.

Some practical driver training can help to increase confidence, improve driving skills and reduce the risk of being involved in a collision.

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.

Complete the driver refresher application form

For further information please contact Herefordshire Council at:

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