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Council offers free Safe Senior Drivers Workshops

7 May, 2015Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting the Shire’s senior citizens to attend a free driving workshop to be held on Tuesday 19 May 2015.

The Safe Senior Drivers workshop is designed to familiarise the Shire’s older commuters with changes in road rules and help them to stay on the roads as long as possible without compromising theirs or their fellow road users safety.

“Growing older should never be taken as an automatic indicator of reduced driving ability,” Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz said.

“However there is evidence that for many drivers the skills necessary for safe driving begin to decline at about 60 and even more so after the age of 75.”

“Strategies employed by the Roads and Maritime Service seek to keep older drivers in the licensing system as long as they continue to drive safely and with this in mind we want to explore the many aspects of ageing which affect driving ability.”

The free workshop for residents over the age of 65 will look at issues including:

  • the impact of ageing on driving ability,
  • current road rules,
  • mobility and pedestrian safety,
  • alternative transport options,
  • information on medical, physical and driving tests
  • common types of crashes involving older drivers
  • driver licence options

 

WHEN: Tuesday 19 May 2015 9.30am to 12.30pm

WHERE: Council’s Theatrette, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale

COST: FREE for over 65’s

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Please call Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz on phone 4868 0888 to secure your place.

For more information on general road safety visit

www.roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au