11 Nov When you have to say to your loved one “it might be time to stop driving”
One of the groups most isolated by lockdown is also the most at risk on Gloucestershire’s roads, once lockdown lifts.
That is according to Gloucestershire’s Older Drivers Forum, which suggests that drivers are more at risk of serious collisions as they age, due to the pressures added by the Covid-19 lockdown.
As a county we have an ageing population…interestingly in recent years the numbers of those killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads used to be higher amongst younger people, but that’s changing and now older people are more likely to be killed or seriously injured.
Road Safety remains a priority
Help is on hand
Road safety champion
This important campaign bridges two priorities in my latest Police and Crime Plan: Safe and Social Roads, and Older but Not Overlooked.
Driving offers freedom and independence, so the decision to stop driving can be a difficult and divisive one.
We hope this campaign will encourage families to start having those difficult conversations and will provide support to older drivers who want to re-build their confidence behind the wheel after a lockdown break.
The Webinars will run be run via Zoom. Guests can register at https://olderdriversforum.com/gloucestershire-events/ for the three events taking place on:
Tuesday 17 November 2020 from 6pm – 7pm
Thursday 19 November 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 21 November 2020 from 12pm to 1pm.