There are a number of courses available to help improve your safety on the road whether you're a driver, pedestrian or cyclist.
Pass Plus Cymru (age 17-25)
Pass Plus Cymru is a practical driver training course for new drivers aged 17-25 who live in Swansea.
Drive for Life (age 65+)
Drive for Life is a free refresher course for older drivers (age 65+) who wish to update their general driving skills and improve overall confidence.
It is a one day course held at Morriston Fire Station and includes a morning classroom based session and an afternoon practical session. The morning session covers an update of the Highway Code, older driver risk areas and how to reduce them, and health and mobility issues for older drivers as well as examining hazard awareness, motorway driving and seasonal driving. The afternoon session will be practical road training with a qualified Approved Driving Instructor that covers any aspect of safer driving that you wish to refresh. There is no test or assessment on the day and the course is free to residents of Swansea.
For more information and to book a place on the course please contact us on 01792 636283 or email Road.Safety@swansea.gov.uk
BikeSafe is aimed at full bike licence holders and is designed to enhance existing skills and act as an introduction to advanced riding. Courses are held at weekends at a local fire station.
Dragon Rider Cymru
Dragon Rider Cymru is an advanced motorcycle rider training course that is delivered by experienced and qualified motorcycle instructors who are accredited by the Driving Standards Agency register of post-test motorcycle instructors.
For more information and how to book visit www.swansea.gov.uk/dragonrider.
Ridersafe is a new moped and low powered 2 wheel riders scheme for people aged 16-24 years. It includes a course of theory and practical training over three modules.
For further details please contact Road.Safety@swansea.gov.uk or 01792 636135.
Kerbcraft is a child pedestrian training scheme for children aged five to seven years old. Volunteering opportunities are available to help deliver the course.
Telephone: 01792 637751.
School Crossing Patrols
Our patrols help safer crossing to and from school for children and adults. By law they have the power to stop traffic to help anyone cross the road. Most of our patrols are on busy stretches of road where children cross to reach their school. They are manned every day during term time.
Even where a School Crossing Patrol is provided,parents remain responsible for ensuring their children's safety.
If you fail to stop then you will be reported to the Police. Your possible penalties include a fine up to £1000, three penalty points or disqualification.
Our School Crossing Patrol Service is supported by the Admiral Group plcOpens new window.