OLDER drivers are being invited to take part in a course designed to improve driving skills and boost confidence on the road.

Following a successful pilot project, Dorset Council is offering residents aged 70 and over more chances to take part in a two-hour long discussion session about driving issues.

There is also an optional session for an observed practical refresher drive in their own car at a later date.

The theory session costs just £5. To book a place email roadsafety@ dorsetcc.gov.uk or call the road safety team on 01305 224558.

More information is available at dorsetforyou.com/road safety/gold.

Cllr Peter Finney, pictured, cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “We could all do with a refresher from time to time, however long we’ve been driving.”

He added: “This course gives people a chance to brush up on their driving skills boost their confidence and help them stay safe when they’re out and about on the road.”