Supporting older drivers through ADI training

Road Safety GB secured DfT funding in 2018 to commission the design and evaluation of an Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) Older Driver Training course.

The course aimed to improve an ADIs understanding of the issues drivers face as they age including eyesight, diabetes, driver self-regulation and retirement.

The course was seen to be necessary as ADIs receive little input on these issues during their initial training. This presentation will present an overview of the course and the evaluation findings.

Ian Edwards, New View Consultants

Ian Edwards is an independent road safety consultant who has developed and delivers several of Road Safety GB’s courses, including the Foundation and Behavioural Change course.

Ian started his career as a road safety officer in Doncaster before moving to Kirklees, where he was responsible for the delivery of their driver improvement schemes.

More recently Ian has been involved in a number of national and international road safety projects including the EU-Funded HERMES project and a fleet management project with an international pharmaceutical company.