Posted by Deb Grainger
Opportunity for Senior Drivers to update and refresh driving skills
Senior drivers are encouraged to refresh their driving skills by attending a free driver
The theory based refresher workshop covers road rules, intersection rules and
negotiating roundabouts, searching and scanning skills, car care and maintenance
reminders and driving rural and urban roads.
The workshop is presented by Age Concern, Tauranga and supported by Travel
Safe, Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.
Age Concern Tauranga workshop facilitator, Deb Grainger says while ageing is
inevitable, growing older doesn’t mean giving up an active life and quotes NZTA
“Age isn’t necessarily a precursor to being an unsafe driver. All drivers regardless of
their age need to continually assess their driving skills to maintain their high levels of
Thanks to some additional funding, those that attend are eligible to go in the draw for
a 50% subsidy of the cost of a lesson with a licensed driving instructor.
I offer this workshop throughout the year at venues from Waihi Beach to Te Puke.
Feedback from participants includes: “Time well spent; very worthwhile; very
interesting and informative; up to date information; I have been a driver since age 17
(now 89 years old) and need to keep up with traffic changes; good variety in the
The course begins at 9.30am and finishes at 1.30pm with a break for lunch.
Participants need only to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Please register with Age concern on 07 578 2631