About the Arrive Alive Classic Scheme
As part of the governments Road Safety Strategy, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) launched a programme of presentations specifically aimed at those drivers aged 50 plus, with a particular focus on the retired age group.
The primary aim
Based on the successful award-winning Arrive Alive scheme, which promotes safe driving among school children and newly qualified drivers, the primary aim of the presentation is to encourage road safety by highlighting awareness of various issues which are relevant to the more mature driver, most notably:
- rising traffic volumes
- more complex road systems
- licensing requirements at the age of 70
- eyesight requirements
- the effects of medication
On a more general note, information regarding recent changes to legislation and The Highway Code will be highlighted. The presentation will also provide tips and reminders about general good driving practice, something that is appropriate to drivers of all ages!
Information about the presentation
The presentation is free of charge and will be conducted by an experienced current or recently retired DSA driving examiner. The presentation will last for approximately one hour and will include a short video, which both illustrates and provides advice on the above mentioned subjects. There will also be an opportunity for discussion of the issues raised.
DSA is keen to access a wide cross-section of the community aged 50 or over. If you are a member of a group or association of over 50s, and would like more information or book a presentation please visit the Arrive Alive website. There is a link in the 'More useful links section' to the Arrive Alive Classic website.