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Senior Safety Session

As our Nation continues to age, we have more and more seniors on the road. Some senior drivers are more at risk driving and should consider training and education to ensure their knowledge is accurate and potentially prolong their independence.

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METEC’s driver refresher course for seniors is a great way to update your skills behind the wheel and keep you driving safely. These sessions are run an experienced road safety organisation is the perfect option to help you stay independent longer.

What does the course cover?

Our safety session covers road rules update, provides education and practical advice to enhance your driving ability as you get older.  Our session for seniors is carried out in our METEC Driver Training facility classrooms and on the public road with one of our experienced instructors in the vehicle.

Even if an older person has an excellent driving record, the ageing process means :

  • Senior drivers are more likely to have a medical condition which may impair their ability to drive safely. Medicines may also increase their risk.
  • Older drivers have longer response times.
  • Older drivers are over represented in road statistics as they as likely to be involved in collisions as a new driver.
  • Vision and hearing are impaired.

Source: Vic Roads - https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/driver-safety/older-drivers/the-ageing-driver

You can download ther Vic Roads Older Drivers Handbook here: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/driver-safety/older-drivers/older-drivers-handbook 

METEC’s Senior Safety Session is specifically tailored to assist senior drivers with continuing to drive safely. Each group session has limited spaces.

 

So if you have some safety concerns about an older driver that is perhaps a friend or a family member, why not contact us to discuss a refresher course?