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55 ALIVE/MATURE DRIVER REFRESHER COURSE.

This is an innovative classroom, driver-retraining program, designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills. It takes into consideration the physical changes of the maturing driver, and identifies ways in which he/she can compensate for these changes.

The course will remind participants of driving skills and techniques they once learned, but fail to use regularly. The course provides new approaches and concepts, including compensating for normal age related physical changes that may affect driving ability.

Research indicates that older drivers are involved in more collisions than their younger counterparts, when the records are based on actual kilometers driven.

Due primarily to the physical changes of aging, many senior drivers have increasing difficulty with yielding the right-of-way, backing, turning, lane changing, and entering and exiting freeways.

Road safety experts, and medical authorities agree that almost everyone begins to experience some marked physical changes around age 55, and these changes have an effect on the way they drive.

However, research also indicates that people can improve their driving abilities through additional training, attention, and practice, enabling them to maintain their driving privilege, while driving more defensively.

The course is a classroom oriented course of 10 hours duration, divided into 4 sessions of 2 hours each, over 4 days. The program is presented using a combination of workbooks, overheads, brochures, and group discussions.

IN-CAR EVALUATIONS ARE ALSO OFFERED AND RECOMMENDED AS AN EXTRA.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

bulletThe effects of aging & medication on driving.
bulletRules of the road.
bulletTraffic hazards & how to cope with them.
bulletAdverse driving conditions.
bulletCollision prevention techniques.
bulletHow vision & hearing effects driving.
bulletPassing, left & right turns, entering & exiting the flow of traffic.
bulletIntersections & their related problems.
bulletNight driving.
bulletCorrect following distances & being aware of surrounding conditions.

A certificate is issued by the Canada Safety Council upon completion of the course.