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Over 65's offered free driving check

A new scheme which allows motorists aged 65 and over to check their driving skills for free, is taking place in Eden and South Lakeland.

The 'Drive Safely for Longer' scheme is part of National Road Safety Week.

The driving check-up consists of two informal drives accompanied by a local driving instructor, with the aim of refreshing driving skills and knowledge.

The sessions are free, and because it's not an actual driving test, no pass or fail is awarded.

Cumbria Road Safety Partnership are funding the courses, which will operate on a first-come, first served basis.

The £15,000 pilot scheme will accommodate around 250 drivers and will then be evaluated to see whether a wider rollout should take place in other parts of Cumbria.