The Older Drivers Forum has produced a series of safety bulletins to provide advice for older drivers and their families during the lockdown period.
The four bulletins cover a variety of issues, including car care, maintaining driving skills and – when eventually it is safe to do so – planning to get back on the road.
The bulletins also include advice if an older driver decides this is an appropriate time to retire from driving.
Rob Heard, founder and chair of the Older Drivers Forum, said: “During this break from driving, older drivers’ driving capabilities could decline and their cars be inadequately maintained.
“This means older drivers would be at increased risk when they resume driving.
“To counter this, we have produced four safety bulletins to provide advice for older rivers and their families during the lock-down period.
“These cover car care, maintaining driving skills and, when eventually it is safe to do so, planning to get back on the road. We also include advice if an older driver decides this is an appropriate time to retire from driving.”
The Older Drivers Forum was established in 2013 following a number of serious incidents involving older drivers in the region.
The Forum has since been accredited with helping to reduce the number of collisions involving older drivers – and providing help and support to older drivers and other interested parties.
As a result of this success, Rob was presented with the Lynda Chalker Award in November 2018, recognising his significant contribution to road safety in the UK.