Staying Behind the Wheel Longer: Driving in Retirement




Staying beyond the wheel longer, whilst remaining safe is surely a goal that every motorist wants to achieve? After all the independence that a car provides cannot be overstated, particularly for those living in rural parts of the country.

There is a problem though, how do you know that your driving is still safe?

Driving is deeply habitual and it’s very difficult for any motorist to see changes in their own driving habits.

A good analogy is trying to proof read a document that you have written! Seeing the mistakes in someone else’s work is much easier than seeing errors in something that you have penned. If you have ever tried to review your own work for errors you’ll know how difficult it is as there is a tendency to see what you want to see! This strange phenomenon is called an “optimism bias”.

Driving is no different to the analogy above.

The Highway is actually quite a forgiving place and most of the time habitual errors have no consequence………….until they do.

So what can you do to find out how safe your driving is?

Simple, get a Driving Assessment from a RoSPA qualified Driving Instructor. An assessment is not about criticising your driving, or expecting advanced skill levels in terms of making progress.

It’s carried out in a friendly, constructive way, and fun way.

The Driving Assessment is focused on risk, and risk reduction; not Advanced Driving.