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Walk cycle and drive safe

The local Getting About website provides information about public transport services in our area including rail and bus timetables, bus passes and concessionary travel, accessible community transport and much more.

Walking

Be safe, be seen.

Highway code for pedestrians

Walking routes around Poole

Cycling

Be safe, be seen. Do regular checks and maintenance on lights, brakes and tyres.

Highway code for cyclists

Bikeability cycle training for school children.  

Cycling activities in Poole

Motorbikes

Highway code for motorcyclists 

Bike Safe workshops are held in the spring and summer

Dr Bike is a very special motorcycling medic who can often be seen at Poole Quay Dream Machine events

Dorset Police have a free course, Dying to Ride, for young adults who are thinking about learning to ride a moped, motorcycle or scooter.

Cars

Highway code for drivers

Safe driving for life has information from how to apply for a licence when you want to start learning to drive to tips on driving in the winter time.

Winter driving: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and GEM Motoring Assist provide helpful information for preparing your vehicle for the winter.

Eyesight rules: 1 in 3 drivers could be breaking the law because of poor eyesight. Professionals recommend everyone has an eye test at least every two years.

Information for older drivers

Drivers must renew their licence every three years after they turn 70, but there are no laws on what age they should stop driving. If you drive less than 3000 miles a year, research suggests it is uneconomical to run a car.

  • Download Age UK’s free 'Staying Steady' guide, for simple exercises to strengthen muscles and bones
  • Check if a health condition or medical condition can affect your driving
  • Driving Mobility UK lists a network of independent organisations, offering professional information, advice and assessments for people who have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect their ability to drive or access a motor vehicle
  • Still safe to drive? is a resource from GEM Motoring Assist, a breakdown recovery provider and road safety charity
 
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