Road Safety education and training
The County Council provides education and training resources for people who live and work in Hampshire.
We aim to make the roads safer for everyone to use and run campaigns throughout the year to highlight the importance of road safety, focusing on drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians.
We have a team of specialists, including road safety officers, and work in partnership with other organisations including the police, the fire and rescue service, the NHS and other local authorities.
The Morning After – When are you safe to drive?
It takes a lot longer than most people think for alcohol to pass through the body. On average it takes around one hour per unit of alcohol, though this can vary depending on a number of factors.
The morning after calculator is a downloadable app which enables you to calculate roughly when it will be safe for you to drive the morning after drinking alcohol. And it can help you calculate when to stop drinking alcohol if you have to drive the following morning.
The forum are hosting an Older Driver Awareness week across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The events will be open between 9.30am to 3pm for people to just pop in at any time throughout the day, it is FREE and you don’t need to book. Details of the venues are below:
Monday 28 September – Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Tuesday 29 September – Milford on Sea Village Community Centre
Wednesday 30 September – Southampton West Quay Shopping Centre
Thursday 1 October – Isle of Wight - St Thomas’s Square and Newport Minster
Friday 2 October – Portsmouth - Cascades Shopping Centre
Saturday 3 October – Aldershot Library
If you have any further questions on this please call 01962 846100
Every year in Hampshire and Thames Valley dozens of teenagers and young people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is a reaction to this. Fire and Rescue, the NHS, South Central Ambulance Service, nine authorities and the Police have come together to produce a hard-hitting event watched by thousands of students.
The production revolves around a film about a group of friends going out, but things take a turn for the worse when the driver of the car they are travelling in gets distracted and they collide.
As the story progresses, the film stops at various points and members of the emergency services and the public walk on stage to talk about their experience of collisions.
Monday 16, Tuesday 17, Wed 25 November – The Hexagon, Reading
Wednesday 18 November – Kings Community Church, Southampton
Tuesday 24 November – The Anvil, Basingstoke
For more information or to get booked on one of the dates above, please visit www.safedrive.org.uk.
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Older Drivers Forum
We are also part of the Older Drivers Forum. A non-profit organisation aimed at keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. Whether that’s helping giving you practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – the Forum can help.
i-Size is the new European standard for child car seats.
Since 9 July 2013 the first phase of i-Size has run alongside the existing regulation, ECE R44/04.
Both regulations set out the minimum standards for design, durability and crash safety of a child car seat.
For more information please visit www.i-size.org.uk.