With new legislation and recommendations about road safety and use changing all the time, some of the country’s motorists could probably do with a refresher course on how to drive. There is much talk about making it compulsory to retake your driving test every few years to make sure everyone remains at a consistent standard particularly for much older drivers.
It has been reported recently that some local councils are in fact taking this point of view and offering older motorists the opportunity to brush up on their driving skills. These classes are usually for the over-50s and involve personal tuition.
"This was a wonderful opportunity – a friendly refresher course, just right for the older road user." Commented one elderly student.
So far the seminars have been a hit, with each oversubscribed in advance. It may be that these courses give older drivers the chance to improve their road safety awareness and, if it proves effective, bring down car insurance costs.
In addition, it is well known that taking an advanced driver’s course can help to drive down the cost of car insurance.
"We've been delighted by the support for these courses. Many have gone on to take informal driving assessment with our friends at the Institute of Advanced Motorists," said a road safety expert.