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Road safety


The road safety team looks at ways to improve the behaviour of motorised road users, from cars to motorbikes, along with pedestrians and cyclists. We provide road safety education schemes for schools and the public, details of which are published below.

The Department for Transport website also provides useful information on the transport network.

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Bikeability

Look at Bikeability for information.

National standard instructor training

Look at The National Standard for cycle training for information.

If you have any queries contact us at roadsafetyeducation@wiltshire.gov.uk or call Tina Giles at 01225 713700

Alternatively you can write to us at:

National Standard Instructor Training,
Road Safety,
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire,
BA14 8JN

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Safer Driving With Age (SAGE)

SAGE is designed to provide support for older drivers with the aim to enhance confidence and enjoying of driving.

A SAGE session can help you to:

  • Return to driving after an illness or operation
  • Return to driving after a collision
  • Re-gain your confidence and enjoyment in driving
  • Iron out any bad driving habits you may have acquired over the years
  • Achieve up-to-date, safe, systematic, fuel efficient driving

A SAGE assessment includes a short driving session of approximately 40 minutes and a discussion and debrief after your drive with the instructor who will make any suggestions that would help improve your driving. The total session time is 1– 1½ hours on roads you normally use, in your local area, driving your own vehicle. You can use the instructor's car but this may incur and extra charge.

The assessment costs £35 and you can apply by completing the sage application form document found at the bottom of this page.

The Safe to drive website from GEM Motoring Assist website has some video resources for senior drivers.

Pass Plus

Wiltshire Council offer a limited number of grants to Wiltshire residents only. To take advantage of the scheme please see the attached leaflet (below) for further information.

Pass Plus is a training course specifically aimed at new drivers, designed by the Driver And Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.  Pass Plus will build upon your existing skills and knowledge, it will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with hazards, and can help you to become more confident on the roads.

Pass Plus is made up of 6 practical modules

  • Town Driving
  • All-weather Driving
  • Driving out of town
  • Night driving
  • Driving on dual carriageways
  • Driving on motorways  

Please refer to the links below for further information:

Pass Plus

www.firstcar.co.uk

For any queries please email roadsafetydriving@wiltshire.gov.uk

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From December 2019, Wiltshire Council will no longer deliver this course. All enquires should be directed to TTC who deliver the Safe and Considerate Driving course for Wiltshire Police. TTC can be contacted on 0330 024 1805. For more information about the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme see www.ndors.org.uk 

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Look at Bike Safe for information

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Information about community speed watch (CSW), the objectives and becoming involved can be found by contacting Wiltshire Police.

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Last updated: 9 December 2019 | Last reviewed: 9 December 2019