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Our FREE Safer Driving for Longer course enables experienced older drivers to reflect on their own driving, increase confidence in their ability and also to consider efficient alternatives to driving.

Have you considered…

  • How to protect yourself on the ever-busier roads?
  • How to get the best performance and efficiency from your car?
  • How to save your running costs?

Why not book yourself on one of our FREE sessions and enjoy an interactive driving discussion? You’ll also have the option to put your skills to work in a FREE driving session.

Dates for the next sessions:

  • 13 March 2020 9:30am-3:00pm at FC United of Manchester, Moston OR
  • 13 March 2020 11:45am - 5:00pm at FC United of Manchester, Moston

To reserve your Safer Driving for Longer place call us on 0300 123 1518, we’re open Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 3:00pm. You will need to have your driving licence number to hand.

Safer Driver Seminar

We are holding our first ever Safer Driver Seminar at the ground of FC United of Manchester in Moston on Tuesday 21 April 2020.

There will be outstanding presentations from various organisations, including the Fire & Rescue Service and the Police, looking at the safety and well-being of drivers in later years.

You will also find useful information on lots of alternative and accessible transport to keep up your active social life.

If you’re over 60 and would enjoy sitting in the company of other experienced drivers, why not come along to this fantastic event. A delicious lunch will be laid on for all attending (and it’s FREE).

There’s no driving involved (other than getting yourself there), so come along, bring a friend, relax, and enjoy the show.

CALL NOW on 0300 123 1518 to reserve your place, as spaces are limited.

What people think about the course

I wasn’t really happy driving any more after 50+ years. When I saw an advert for Safer Driving for Longer I thought that it might be worth a go and what a brilliant and worthwhile course it turned out to be. Everyone attending was made very welcome and at ease as a wide range of driving topics were discussed. It was clear that these people understood where we were at. I really wasn’t looking forward to the practical driving session, even though so far there hadn’t been even the slightest sense of anyone being judged. Driving with a trainer turned out to be a very positive, encouraging and transformational experience, like 'switching on' again, just what I needed. I am really grateful to the trainer who managed to give me so much in the time we had. I think it was that session in particular which set me on course to be able to drive more confidently, safely and therefore for longer. I would like to encourage anyone who has been driving for years to sign up and enjoy the benefits.

Brian, Ashton-on-Mersey

My wife and I attended one of these courses earlier this year. We had seen the advert on the TfGM website and thought that it would be beneficial having passed our tests 50+ years ago. The course consisted of a theory session followed by a driving session. The theory session was very informal and covered the possible hazards faced by older drivers covering both their driving style and the increase in possible hazards since they passed their test. We needed an automatic car so we both went with the same trainer (Paul) in his car. He asked both of us what we wanted to gain from the session and arranged the drive accordingly. At no time did we feel pressured and the whole experience was relaxed but informative. At the end of the course we both felt reassured regarding our driving ability and we enjoyed every aspect of the course.

Ian, Prestwich

Advice for older drivers:

For more information and advice for older drivers please visit the Older Drivers website.