Skip to main content
Dudley Council
Dudley Skyline

Free course for older drivers

Posted on:

Older drivers can pick up top tips to help them stay independent for longer at a special free road safety course.

Dudley Council has teamed up with other Black Country councils to offer the free course to drivers aged 60 and over.

The course aims to help older drivers maintain their independence by giving them the confidence to continue driving.

It includes help in addressing potential issues such as the gradual reduction in eyesight, decision making and reaction time.

The initiative is also backed by West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and Highways England.

Councillor John Martin, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Highways, said:

This course is about making people aware of some of the issues that can affect driving as they get older and helping them overcome them. It helps keep them behind the wheel longer and gives them that important independence.”

Dudley drivers can sign up to any of the courses across the Black Country.

They run at Haden Cross Fire Station, Cradley Heath, on March 19, Fallings Park Fire Station, Wolverhampton, on June 21, Walsall Fire Station, on September 13 or Haden Cross Fire Station, Cradley Heath, on November 20.

Places are on a first come first served basis and must be booked by calling  01384 815433 or emailing

About the Author

Press Office


You are free to share, modify, and use images from the news release pages on for any purpose and without any restrictions under Public Domain Dedication - see our Copyright Statement.