Do you dislike driving on unfamiliar roads in the dark?

081006-wellmannered2-hmed-11a.grid-6x2If so, it may be time for some driver refresher training.

For just £5, drivers aged 70 and over can take part in a two-hour theory session to update their driving knowledge.

The sessions are organised by Dorset County Council and are run by a road safety professional in a friendly, non-threatening environment.

Subjects such as staying fit to drive, new driving techniques, changes to the Highway Code, negotiating roundabouts and junctions safely, and dual carriageway and motorway driving will be covered.

There is also an option for a practical refresher drive at a later date. This 90-minute one-to-one practical driving session takes place on local roads and includes town and country driving. This aims to improve defensive driving techniques, hazard awareness and better road positioning, as well as providing tips that can help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear.

Bookings are being taken for the following courses

Bournemouth LV Streetwise – Tuesday 19 January
Bridport Bridport Leisure Centre – Thursday 21 January
Dorchester County Hall Friday – 22 January
Gillingham Riversmeet Leisure Centre – Wednesday 3 February
Wimborne Allendale Centre – Wednesday 10 February
Poole Upton House – Monday 15 February
Sherborne Digby Hall – Wednesday 24 February
Bournemouth LV Streetwise – Tuesday 1 March
Dorchester County Hall – Thursday 3 March

For further information and to book a place on the theory discussion session please go to: or call the road safety team on 01305 221031