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Moving Right Along

Moving Right Along sessions provided our community with an opportunity to be better informed about issues facing older drivers and encourage discussion about driving safely, motorised mobility scooter safety, and alternatives to driving.

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Though the Moving Right Along program has ceased, the following resources are still available:

  • Obligations and opportunities for older drivers book
  • Are you worried about someone's driving? conversation planner, tips and followup factsheets.

Obligations and opportunities for older drivers

Moving Right Along sessions and workshop materials were developed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and COTA SA. These sessions provided our community with a great opportunity to be better informed about issues facing older drivers and encourage discussion about driving safely, motorised mobility scooter safety, and alternatives to driving — public transport options, safer greener and more active travel.

Session 1: Older drivers, safer vehicles, fitness to drive and assessments

A one hour session covering the following topics:

  • Maintaining the ability to drive safely and effectively for longer
  • Fitness to drive - what does this mean?
  • The effects that ageing, medical conditions and medications have on driving
  • Types of assessments
  • Legal obligations of licensed drivers in South Australia
  • Sources of information and support available.

Session 2: Travel options and retiring from driving

A one hour session covering the following topics:

  • Options for personal car travel - positive and negative aspects of considering and/or using alternative modes of transport
  • Retiring from driving
  • Helping a family member or friend face the issue of reducing or giving up driving
  • What to do if you are worried about someone's driving
  • Legal obligations of licensed drivers in South Australia
  • Sources of information and support available.

Session 3: Motorised Mobility Scooters

A one hour session covering the following topics:

  • What rules apply for motorised mobility scooter users?
  • Purchasing a motorised mobility scooter
  • Is a motorised mobility scooter the right choice for me?
  • Safe route planning
  • Safe rider practices.

More information

Further information about the Moving Right Along program can be found on the Moving Right Along website.

COTA SA Peer Education Program

Moving Right Along was delivered as part of COTA SA's Peer Education Program.

Peer education is the process of people who share common ground teaching and learning from one another. COTA SA trains older people to talk to other older people about healthy ageing issues.

  • Sessions are free of charge
  • Sessions are run by fully trained volunteer Peer Educators
  • Most sessions are available throughout South Australia
  • Sessions have a practical focus including discussion of simple strategies to deal with the issues raised
  • Sessions are designed to be interactive — attendees are encouraged to share their own ideas and experiences.

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