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Help requested posted on 9th January 2012:

Older Drivers Week

As some of you are already aware SSRP has designated week commencing March 19th "Older Drivers Week". We will be organising a range of activities during the week aimed at this group (over 65-year-olds). We realise that most other road safety practitioners work with older motorists. Our hope is that others would use this week as well for their own initiatives, so we could start to grow a national week, similar to the one which runs in the USA. Please get back to me if you feel you would like to be involved.

Steve Whitehead
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

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Response posted on 9th January 2012 by:
Nigel Horsley
Leicestershire County Council
T: 0116 305 7227

Older Drivers' Week


Might well be interested in your suggestion. Let me know what your plans are and how we may help.


Response posted on 9th January 2012 by:
Colin Kay
South Ayrshire Council
T: 01294 225264

Older drivers week

1. I would be interested in any materials etc for ODW
2. I notice my authority is not on your drop down list can uit be added pls. North Ayrshire Council

I have just put in South ayrshire to allow progress

Response posted on 9th January 2012 by:
Susan McCormack
Tri-Coaching Partnership
T: 07817 646970

Older Drivers

Hi Steve, Coincidentally I am delivering a talk to a Ladies Probus group on Monday 19th March - the start of Older Drivers Week. I have been wondering what to talk about and would appreciate any advice you can give me as the group will be populated by older women, many of whom will still be drivers.
The talk takes place in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and I want to advertise to the group that this is Older Drivers Week and talk about the responsibilities of older drivers without being patronising ....

I would appreciate it if you could let me know what else is happening in other areas, particularly what you will be doing in Sussex.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Susan McCormack

Response posted on 9th January 2012 by:
Su Ormes
Medway Council
T: 01634 331710

Older Drivers

Love the idea! would be interested in knwoing more. . .


Response posted on 9th January 2012 by:
Gillian Roberts
St Helens Council
T: 01744 673233

Older drivers week

I would also like to be involved with that week and older drivers, can you keep me up to date please?

Response posted on 9th January 2012 by:
Kaye Smith
Nottingham City Council
T: 0115 8765280

Older Drivers

Would be interested to know what type of activities you had in mind. Would be very interested in your plans.

Response posted on 10th January 2012 by:
Marie Craddock
Birmingham City Council
T: 0121 675 6517

Older drivers week

Hello Steve
I think a specific week targeting older drivers (and pedestrians) is a great idea. During road safety week the focus does tend to be on children and schools.I have responsibility for road safety for older people in Birmingham and would be keen to hear from you about your plans for that week.

Response posted on 10th January 2012 by:
Alan Hale
South Gloucestershire Council
T: 01454 863607

Older Driver

Hello Steve,
My only observation would be that if we set up another 'week' then that is something else that enables someone to say 'What are you doing for Older Drivers Week?'
My teams approach is that every week is road safety week because that is the job we do. We will deal with and facilitate interventions for older drivers for example as and when needed throughout the year and so it is with any part of the client base.
A rounded service throughout the year is in my opinion a better way forward than themed weeks.
Best wishes

Response posted on 11th January 2012 by:
Julie Smith
Highways Agency Safety Team
T: 0113 283 6440

Older Drivers materials

Hi all,

Please see for the "Careful! Considerate! Correct!" materials we (Highways Agency) produced with partners' help a few years ago. The content is still current.

Working with various Yorkshire colleagues we ran a day on the beach in Bridlington with opticians, pharmacists, RSOs advising on further training / eyesight checks / medical checks (medication mixes). It was easy and cheap to organise and went down very well with the locals.

Please help yourself from the website link and I have 350 copies of the DVD left if anyone wants a few to play at your events / training sessions.


Response posted on 11th January 2012 by:
Sarah Collins
Cheshire West and Chester Council
T: 01244 976713

Older Road User

We plan to host 2 Older Road User days in March. The frirst in Ellesmere Port 22/03/12 folowed by one in Winsford 30/03/12. Any help/ideas would be appreciated.

Response posted on 11th January 2012 by:
shabina afzal
Walsall MBC
T: 01922 65 2506

Older Driver Week

I would also like to be involved with that week and older drivers, can you keep me up to date please?

Response posted on 12th January 2012 by:
Mike McCormack
Oldham MBC
T: 0161 770 1863

Older Drivers

We are very interested in joining in, with at least one event during the week. Would be very interested in any suggestions for low cost ideas?

Response posted on 12th January 2012 by:
irene williamson
Staffordshire County Council
T: 01785 276611

Older Drivers Week

I would be very interested in hearing more about what you have planned for this week along with any supporting material you may have. Irene

Response posted on 12th January 2012 by:
Steve Greenhalgh
Somerset County Council
T: 01823 423483

Older Drivers Week

We run a package called route 60+ aimed at older drivers and have three presentations running in March one being 20th March. We would be interested in linking in with the themed week

Response posted on 24th April 2012 by:
Rita Childs
Derbyshire County Council
T: 01629-538075

Older road users

I am just starting to develop some road safety E/T/P for older road users in Derbyshire and would therefore welcome information, specifically from the following who have recently held events/ talks (hope they all went very well) :-
1)Steve Whitehead (Sussex Safer Roads Partnership) - re: Older (65+)Drivers' Week w/c 19 March (eg activities/info provided please)
2)Susan McCormack (Tri-Coaching Partnership) - re: Ladies Probus talk (eg copy presentation please)
3)Julie Smith (Highways Agency)- re: HA's Older Drivers' materials (will check your website and would like a DVD please)
4)Sarah Collins (Cheshire West and Chester Council) - re your road user days held in March (eg type of activities/info provided please)
5)Steve Greenhaigh (Somerset County Council) re:Older Drivers' week (eg copy 'Route 60+' presentation please)

Thanks very much,
Rita Childs - Road Safety Project Officer, Derbyshire County Council

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