Norfolk scheme helps older drivers stay safe on the roads

A handy scheme launched by Norfolk County Council is offering a helping hand to older drivers who may have got into bad habits over the course of their years on the road.narrow country road

Commonly known as GOLD, the Guidance for OLder Drivers programme was first established a few years ago, but has only just been re-launched in the last couple of weeks, and has already received dozens of enquiries from over-55s who are interested in brushing up on their skills.

Discussing the initiative, council instructor Terry Plummer said that GOLD was not just about improving safety, but also rates of economy and comfort amongst the county’s more experienced motorists.

With this new drivers’ guidance adding to the wide range of mobility aids such as walk in showers which are now available, the older community is better catered for today in terms of being allowed to live their mature years to the full than ever before.

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