LV Streetwise

New, Young and Older Drivers

New Drivers

Learning to drive is an exciting time and a rite of passage for most teenagers. 

The Government has put together an A - Z for learner drivers, this includes information on booking your theory and practical test as well as how to find a good driving instructor.

If you are planning to practice your driving with family members or friends it is important that they understand the law.

Anyone you practise your driving with must:

  • be over 21
  • be qualified to drive the type of vehicle you want to learn in
  • have had their full driving licence for 3 years 
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while supervising a learner driver.

Life Drive – Free New & Young Driver Training

Bournemouth is leading the way in new and young driver safety, with the help and support of LV=Streetwise through a FREE scheme designed to reduce accidents by building on the skills and experience of young drivers.

If you're 17-24 and have passed your driving test in the last four years, you can sign up for our FREE Life Drive training course

It's great for both people who want to feel more confident on the road and also for those who are perhaps too confident and may be putting themselves and others at risk.

Approved driving instructors will answer your questions and teach you simple methods to reduce the risk on the roads.

The course combines a 90 minute practical driving session with a classroom-based session. You then have the option to attend a further Driver Awareness Scheme course if you wish.

Did we mention it's FREE?

Life Drive is totally free, and we even give you a £50 Amazon voucher for attending a course, so tell your friends!

For more information about Life Drive visit the website, send an e-mail, or phone 01202 591330.

Older Drivers

For many older drivers, car travel is an important aspect of their independence and well-being, giving them access to work, friends, family, shopping and health related services such as GP's, hospitals and opticians.

However, research suggests that human error is a contributory factor in almost all collisions and that almost half the people killed or seriously injured on Dorset's roads* are in a car.

Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole, and Dorset County Council work in partnership to make sure drivers of all ages have the skills they need to stay safe. Dorset Driver Gold courses.

Dorset Driver Gold courses are designed to address the most common causes of collisions in Dorset, namely poor hazard perception, lack of awareness and inappropriate use of speed. 

The courses provide you with an opportunity to update your driving skills and knowledge, helping you deal with ever changing road conditions, and can reduce your risk of becoming involved in a road collision.

For more information visit the Driver Gold website.