Older drivers in and around Southampton are being offered advice to help continue driving safely or decide when they should stop for their wellbeing.

Next week (Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October) the Older Drivers Forum is holding its annual Older Drivers Awareness Week.

A free event open for the entire community is being held at Haskins Garden Centre, West End, Southampton on Tuesday 3 October from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

Advice will be available from Hampshire Constabulary's Roads Policing Unit (RPU) on the following topics:

  • Brushing up your skills;
  • Booking a driving assessment;
  • Arranging a regular eyesight test;
  • Getting advice on health & wellbeing issues that could affect driving ability;
  • Renewing your licence at age 70;
  • Learning about road safety and consequences of not being fit to drive;
  • Discover alternatives to being independent without a car.

Police colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary's Cyber Protect team are also attending these events to provide cyber security advice. For more information, follow their @HCCyberProtect Twitter channel.

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