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LIVE PANEL TO IMPROVE SAFETY AMONG OLDER DRIVERS

VALERIE SINGLETON OBE HOSTS LIVE PANEL TO IMPROVE SAFETY AMONG OLDER DRIVERS

Project EDWARD – Every Day Without a Road Death – launches across the UK as an awareness week running until Friday 18th September. Its goal is to achieve a week where no one loses their life – or is seriously injured – in an avoidable road collision.

As part of the week-long activity, former Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton OBE, will host a live panel discussion entitled ‘Still Safe to Drive?’ with the aim to improve awareness of the risks around driving for work as an older road user. 

With retirement ages rising, and many people choosing to take part time roles after retirement that involve driving, especially in the gig economy, the webinar will explore the challenges faced by older drivers in general, as well as companies that employ them.

The panel discussion will go live on Monday 14th September at 2pm UK time, featuring a live panel discussion with the opportunity for listeners to ask questions. 

Panellists will include:

• Charles Musselwhite, Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University

• Victoria Lebrec, Head of Policy, Campaigns and Communications, RoadPeace

• 79-year-old, Margaret Filley, who in early 2019 found out she had macular degeneration – a disease of the eye - and is keen to raise awareness of the importance of safety, and in particular of ensuring you can see properly if you drive 

Regester for the free-to-attend event here

Project EDWARD is a collaboration between Driving For Better Business - the government backed Highways England programme, Association for Road Risk Management (ARRM), and the UK Police across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

 

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