For just £5, drivers aged 70 and over are being offered 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 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 on local roads and includes town and country driving.
In February Valerie Singleton, who is best remembered for presenting Blue Peter, helped launch this year’s sessions.
Valerie said, “The course will help those drivers who learnt to drive In the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The emphasis is on friendly discussion and help to keep people mobile. Roads and driving have changed so much since we learnt to drive and this can wear away your confidence. This course is a great way to get that self-belief back.”
For further information and to book a place on the theory discussion session please go to: www.dorsetforyou.com/roadsafety/gold or call the road safety team on 01305 221031.
Dates for the theory sessions are:
Dorchester – Poundbury Dorset Fire and Rescue Headquarters 29 Apr
Bournemouth – Immanuel Church, Southbourne 30 Apr
Poole – Upton House, Upton Country Park 11 May
Sherborne – Digby Hall (Hound Street) 26 May
Gillingham – Gillingham Town Council 27 May
Weymouth – Weymouth Community Safety Centre 29 May
Dorchester – Poundbury Dorset Fire and Rescue Headquarters 04 Jun
Poole – Upton House, Upton Country Park 10 Jun
Beaminster – Public Hall, Beaminster Town Council 16 Jun
Bournemouth – LV=Streetwise Centre 26 Jun