Safer Seniors On Our Roads
The safety of our seniors has inspired Tablelands Regional Council to partner with Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to host a free information session.
‘Seniors on the Road will build knowledge and understanding of road safety for older members of our community,’ said Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew.
‘As we age our abilities change so this session is a good opportunity to get a refresher and learn about safe driving, driving as an older person, health and driving, transition from driving, road rules and mobility scooters.
‘Join us at the Atherton International Club at 9.30–11.30am Thursday 23 February.
‘Places are limited so book or by calling 1300 362 242 before Friday 3 February to secure your place,’ said Deputy Mayor Cardew.
Transport and Main Roads Customer Services Branch Northern Regional Director Adam Ainsworth said the road safety team would present a range of information to assist the region’s older drivers.
‘At the session, we will address common concerns that many older drivers face, including understanding new road rules and safe driving behaviours,” Mr Ainsworth said.
‘We will also provide tips and support to people who are looking at transitioning away from driving.
‘Most responsible older drivers recognise when they are no longer confident behind the wheel and voluntarily surrender their licences, but it can be a major lifestyle adjustment, so we like to provide information and support to help people on this transition.’
Attendees will also be shown how to access support for TMR online services and apps.