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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

Please refer to Bikeability for information.

National standard instructor training

Please refer to The National Standard for cycle training for information.

If you have any queries please 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.

Safe to drive

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

Pass Plus

Please refer to Pass Plus for information.

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

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Wiltshire Council road safety team provides the National Driver Alertness Course (NDAC) on behalf of Wiltshire Constabulary. Courses are held twice a month on a Wednesday and each lasts one full day from 9am until 5pm. The cost of the course is £160 (subject to change each April).

Courses are held at:

Ringway
24 Hercules Way
Bowerhill,
Melksham,
SN12 6TS

When are courses available?

Courses are held twice a month and are always on a Wednesday. Please refer to the DORS website to find courses available to you. When you have selected a date from the DORS website you can book your place.

What are the course times?

  • 9am -11.45am - Classroom theory session
  • 11.45am - 12.30pm - Working lunch (provided)
  • 12.30pm -4.15pm - Drive time
  • 4.15pm - 4.45pm - Summary

What does attending the course involve?

The course combines a mixture of theory with practical on-road driving under the close supervision of expert, specially trained, tutors.

How much will the course cost?

The cost for the course is currently £160 payable before the start of the course.

How much training is on the road?

You will be trained by an Approved Fleet Driving Instructor for about four hours. Some of this time will be spent as a passenger, observing other people behind the wheel as there may be up to two trainees to a car.

Is a car provided?

Yes. A modern, manual car, fully insured, will be provided.

A car with automatic transmission is also provided where the course is marked as being available for automatics.

Who are the instructors?

The theory session is run by a team of Road Safety (Driving) Officers and Fleet Driving Instructors. For the practical sessions you will be with an Approved Fleet Driving Instructor, trained by Road Safety.

All the instructors are civilians.

Is the course content the same everywhere?

The content of the course has been devised in accordance with national guidelines.

Is there a test?

There is no test, but satisfactory completion of the course is required.

What happens after the course?

Following satisfactory completion of the course you will be advised by the police, by letter, that no further criminal proceedings will be taken in regard to the incident for which you attended the course.

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Please refer to 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: 2 May 2017 | Last reviewed: 2 May 2017