Free Safe Senior Drivers Workshop

12 May, 2014Posted in: Community, Events

Senior Drivers Workshop

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting the Shire’s senior citizens to attend a free driving workshop to be held on Tuesday 20 May 2014.

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

Guest speakers will include a driving school instructor, occupational therapist, optometrist and a representative from NSW Police.

WHEN:            Tuesday 20 May 2014, 9.30am to 12.30pm
WHERE:         Council’s Theatrette, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale

COST:             FREE

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.

Please call Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz on phone 4868 0809 to secure your place.