Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience. Additional driver training can be of benefit and the Driving Standards Agency has developed Pass plus for drivers who have just passed their test. For more information go to the DSA website
Driving is one of the most dangerous activities you will do in a working day. Up to a third of road accidents involve someone that is at work at the time. Ensuring the safety of people that drive for work is the responsibility of the employer but the driver must also be sure that their vehicle is safe and fit for purpose to remain safe and to stay within the law. See Your Vehicle for advice on what to look out for before driving.
Keeping up to date with modern motoring is essential to remaining safe on the roads. Taking note of an up to date highway code will be essential to understand modern traffic with active traffic management being just one of the things that have adapted the way we drive. With age eyesight may deteriorate and this is where it is essential to get regular eye tests in order to maintain your vision. Age can also effect ability to judge speed and it is also necessary to check the effects of any medication you may be taking on your driving for your and other road users safety.
For more information about driver independence and and the support that is available, please visit our Flourish webpage