Refresher driving courses for seniors are back

Check in on your driving skills with a refresher course. File photo.

Concerns about Covid-19 may be receding, but efforts to keep our roads safe continue.

Senior drivers are encouraged to come along to one of Age Concern’s ‘Staying Safe’ courses.

Age Concern Tauranga manager Tanya Smith says the course is a good way for senior drivers to refresh their understanding of the Road Code in a friendly workshop environment.

“We know senior drivers are involved in fewer crashes than other age groups as they usually drive conservatively and travel less distances, but if they are involved in a collision it can be more serious for them; they are more likely to be seriously injured and it takes longer for them to recover,” says Tanya.

Ian Lee has been presenting the courses for three years. He says senior drivers have the advantage of experience, but getting older can affect our driving in different ways.

“The workshop is a great opportunity for participants to exchange ideas with people who are in a similar position. There is no test!” says Ian.

Courses have been arranged throughout the Western Bay of Plenty – see the advert for dates and venues. They will run from 10am-2.15pm. Age Concern will provide tea and coffee, but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please phone Age Concern Tauranga on: 07 578 2631 to reserve your place.

Age Concern New Zealand is delighted to have joined forces with the New Zealand Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) to present these courses.

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Spot On Kancho

Posted on 02-05-2022 05:53 | By Thats Nice

I’m on the roads 6 days a week and from what I’ve seen it’s the young ones that need some intense training. $6 mill on advertising? Crazy government we have.


Posted on 01-05-2022 15:08 | By Kancho

Subsidized or even free Refresher courses for everyone and also youth driver training a far better use of money that six million plus on stupid incomprehensible adverts for unattainable zero road death and injury. Training will do more to lower accidents but with ever increasing cars going into the roads with population growth it will be hard to reduce accidents. Or emissions for that matter

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