THE three-day Mobility Roadshow revs into action at Silverstone on Thursday May 26 and it’s guaranteed to set all pulses racing – whether you are a teenager or in your nineties!
There’s lots of cars and accessories to see and try out. And there’s a special conference for older drivers and organisations and companies helping them to stay safe behind the wheel.
Age UK, in conjunction with The Forum of Mobility Centres and Mobility Choice, charity organiser’s of The Mobility Roadshow, are staging a series of informative sessions that will highlight driving challenges and mobility choices for older drivers.
The conference starts at 10am on Friday May 27 – the second day of the Roadshow – with a keynote address from Elizabeth Box, head of research RAC Foundation, entitled ‘Dispelling the Myths about Older Drivers’.
Other contributors will include expert advisors from leading vehicle manufacturers, the Department of Transport, Transport Focus and The General Medical Council as well as organisations from The Forum of Mobility Centres.
Visitors can pre-register to attend the conference for the whole day or select one or more sessions.
Session 1: 11.00am – Older Driver: More or less satisfied?
Focusing on vehicle and transport issues that can help or hinder the driving experience for older drivers.
Session 2: 11.30am – Car design and technology: What does the future hold for older drivers?
Review changes in technology that can enable older drivers to continue driving safely and for longer, with a focus on vehicle designing for increased comfort and easier accessibility. Plus a look at developments in driverless cars – can they really help the older driver?
Session 3: 12.15pm – Making the right choice – what to look for and what to avoid.
With information on achieving pain free driving, the session provides advice on new and existing seating and control adaptations. Plus understanding and testing the options available to the older motorist.
Session 4: 2.30pm – Fitness to drive: The Medical View: Do doctors know enough about the issues? How does fitness affect driving and decision making capabilities for the older driver? Is there enough medical knowledge on this important issue?
Session 5: 3.20pm – When it’s time to stop.
The session focuses on helping older people correctly decide when it is time to cease driving and provides alternative options showing why giving up needn’t be the end of the road.
To attend all or part of the conference, register for free at: http://www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk/age_uk_forum