A MATURE driver course aimed at motorists who are 65 years old or older is to be held in Ceredigion.

The course is being run jointly by Ceredigion County Council and Dyfed Powys Police in Aberystwyth on May 1 and 2. The same course will be held again on September 4 and 5.

The one-day course will give participants the opportunity to learn from the expertise of experienced road safety professionals and fully qualified approved driving instructors. The course aims to keep mature drivers driving safely for longer.

Cllr Catherine Hughes, cabinet member responsible for social services and the council’s 50+ champion, said: “As people get older, it’s often a good idea to look again at driving, and consider if a refresher course could be useful; a course such as this is an excellent opportunity to do just that.

“Being able to drive is important for many older people to maintain their independence, this is particularly true in a rural area such as Ceredigion.”

The course is not a test. It consists of group-based discussions which before having an opportunity to drive with an instructor.

Participants don’t need to bring a car to the session as a car will be provided. Contact Kayleigh Tonkins, road safety project officer by calling 01545 570881or emailing clic@ceredigion.gov.uk for further information.