Driver Skills Scheme 60+ (Hampshire)

About

Hampshire County Council operates a driving appraisal scheme for Hampshire residents called the ‘Driver Skills Scheme 60+’. The appraisal takes place from the person’s home using their own car and is delivered by specially selected and trained Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) who have a good understanding of the needs of experienced drivers.

This scheme is aimed at people aged 60 years+ who have an interest in updating their skills and knowledge, want help in adapting to a new vehicle or simply want to gain confidence. The scheme is not designed for those who have a diagnosed notifiable medical condition.

This is an informal and confidential appraisal with the aim of enhancing current skills and updating knowledge to ensure people carry on driving for as long as they are safe. It is not a test so there is no pass or fail element. The assessor looks at the way the driver deals with various traffic situations on roads that he or she normally drives on and makes recommendations to help ensure on-going safety. The appraisal also includes an eyesight check (reading a number plate).

Following the practical drive, each driver is given a comprehensive debrief, where any concerns or remedial actions are discussed. A detailed report is also prepared and sent to the person’s home.

About Hampshire County Council

1st tier Local Authority for the county of Hampshire. Key statutory responsibilities: Education, Adult and Children's Social Care, Highways Maintenance, Public Health, Libraries, Countryside Services, Adult and Chidlren's Safeguarding. Procurement of other services such as public and community transport, health services, domiciliary care services, Connect To Support Hampshire etc.

Find out more

Hampshire County Council

Telephone
01962 846100

Email
road.safety@hants.gov.uk

Website
https://olderdriversforum.com/courses/driver-skills-scheme-60/

Location

This activity takes place throughout Hampshire

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