2013 Senior Road Safety Calendar
In an effort to raise awareness to our senior
community about how to stay safe on our roads, Lane Cove Council, in partnership
with eight other councils, have produced the 2013 Senior Road Safety Calendar.
Older road users are
particularly vulnerable and as the population ages, there will also be an
increase in older road user injuries and fatalities.
The calendar has a positive
safety message every month and a list of emergency phone numbers.
When and where can I collect my free
The calendars will be available from Council's
customer service desk.
If you have any enquiries about this project please
contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576.
Council would like to thank the volunteers,
retirement villages, seniors groups and other business for their continued
support of this project.
Senior Drivers Seminar
Earlier this year Lane Cove Council
organised a Free Senior Drivers workshop. 61 people attended the course at Lane
The drivers workshop covered topics
- Risk factors for older drivers
- Understanding speed and braking – the 3 second rule
- Avoiding common crashes using low risk driving
- Car parks and reversing safety
- Correct driving position
- Preparing for the aged assessment
- Negotiating roundabouts
- Changes to NSW road rules
Each participant was given a folder packed with useful
Participants were encouraged to ask questions throughout the
Comments from the evaluations included;
‘This has been the best workshop that I
have ever attended’
‘The facilitator knew
her subject well and presented it well’
‘This was excellent
and should be presented to many groups’
‘An excellent presentation, clear
PowerPoint presentation, clear speech and a sense of humour! All very good’
The next Seniors
Driver Workshop will be held;
For more information please contact Val Stamper, Road Safety
Officer on 9911 3576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access the RMS webpage on Drivers
85 and over or for further information
regarding older drivers, please call the RMS on 13 22 13.