Council offers free Safe Senior Driver Workshops

19 April, 2013Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting the Shire’s senior citizens to attend one of two free driving workshops to be held on Tuesday 30 April.

The Seniors Travelling Safely Course is designed to familiarise the Shire’s older commuters with recent road rule changes 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, however there’s 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,” Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz said.

“Strategies employed by the Roads and Maritime Service want 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 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 30 April 2013 Session 1: 9.30am to 12.30pm Session 2: 1:30pm to 4.30pm
WHERE: Council’s Theatrette, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL (places are limited): Call Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz on phone 4868 0809.