North Okanagan seniors taught safer driving

There’s no substitute for the experience gained by older drivers. But experience can’t always make up for the physical changes age brings.

Safe driving is important for everyone.

There’s no substitute for the experience gained by older drivers. But as people age, experience can’t always make up for the physical changes age brings. By learning about the most common aging issues facing older drivers, it is much easier to address them.

Join Rural Programs Coordinator Warren Smith from the City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit in partnership with BCAA and learn more about the aspects of driving while in your senior years through a two-hour workshop presented Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the White Valley Parks and Recreation Centre in Lumby.

“The workshop itself covers topics such as staying safe on the road, planning to stop driving, staying mobile and the DriveAble program,” said Smith.

Part of the workshop is a self assessment that is done by the participant. This information is confidential and can be used as a tool by the participant to evaluate their driving status.

If you would like to more information or you would like to register for this program please contact the Safe Communities Unit at 250-550-7843.