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Moving Right Along - Obligations and opportunities for older drivers

Moving Right Along

Obligations and opportunities for older drivers

Moving Right Along sessions and workshop materials have been developed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. These sessions provide 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.

FREE workshops delivered by COTA SA are available to seniors clubs and groups within SA Metropolitan locations as well as the South East, Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula, Port Lincoln, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and the Riverland.

Session 1: Older drivers, safer vehicles, fitness to drive and assessments (1hr)
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 (1hr)
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 (1 hr)
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
Further information on the Moving Right Along program can be found at www.movingrightalong.sa.gov.au.

Book a Moving Right Along session for your club today. COTA peer educators are available to visit seniors clubs and groups to inform and share their experiences about obligations and opportunities for older drivers.

Each session is FREE, interactive and provides practical and useful information. All participants receive a Moving Right Along Obligations And Opportunities For Older Drivers information pack containing 11 fact sheets.

Book one, two or all three sessions of the Moving Right Along sessions by completing this form or calling the COTA Bookings Office on (08) 8232 0422. 


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The Moving Right Along program was nominated as a finalist in the Community Achivement Awards; while we didn't win it demonstrated how important this project is.

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