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Mature drivers offered chance to brush up on skills

Created on 18/06/2017 @ 08:03
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Mature drivers in Newtown are being given the opportunity to brush up on their road knowledge thanks to informal workshops organised by the county council.

“Aimed at drivers in the county aged 65 years and over, the two-hour and classroom-based informal workshop will provide attendees a refresh of the Highway Code and driver licence requirements.  It will also cover topics including night-time driving, medicine and alcohol laws and personal safety behind the wheel,” said a Powys County Council spokesperson.
“Attendees will also be provided with details of a practical one-hour driving assessment if wanted.”

Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit will be holding its Driver Theory Refresher workshop on the following days at Newtown and Welshpool.  Monday, 24 July and Wednesday, 13 September at Newtown and Tuesday, 25 July and Tuesday, 12 September at Welshpool.

Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Ensuring that our roads are safe is hugely important for our county. I would urge mature drivers across Powys to take advantage of this fantastic scheme. These free workshops are so important because they will refresh and update essential driving skills and could ultimately help save lives.”
For further information or to book your place on this course email or call Bridget Farrington, Area Road Safety Officer (North) on 01686 611586 or Geoff Wilks, Road Safety Project Officer on 07973 944652.

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