Road safety education
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.
We offer Bikeability training for children and young people through Wiltshire schools, mainly in Year 6. Please ask at your child's school for more information.
If you are a school who are looking to host training, please check our service on the Right Choice portal.
Look at the national Bikeability website for information.
If you are an adult looking for training, please do contact us as we may be able to signpost you to a local National Standards instructor who offers private training.
National standard instructor training
If you are a qualified Bikeability instructor, or are a confident and competent cyclist willing to gain qualification and are interested delivering Bikeability training on our behalf, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries contact us at email@example.com or call Tina Giles on 01225 713 700.
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.
Please contact us to confirm current costs for SAGE. You can apply by completing the sage application form document below.
The Safe to drive website from GEM Motoring Assist website has some video resources for senior drivers.
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
For further information, please see the Government website below.
Wiltshire Council offer a subsidy of £70 to newly qualified drivers who live, work or study in Wiltshire. To take advantage of the scheme please see the attached leaflet below for further information.
For any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiltshire Council no longer deliver any National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) courses, including Speed Awareness or Safe and Considerate Driving. All enquiries should be directed to TTC who deliver courses 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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