Safe driving course offered

There will be a workshop June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Splatsin Health Centre (5775 Old Vernon Rd. in Enderby).

Safe driving is important for everyone. There’s no substitute for the experience gained by older drivers.

But as drivers 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.

The City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit and BCAA will host a safe driving workshop June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Splatsin Health Centre (5775 Old Vernon Rd. in Enderby).

Join rural programs co-ordinator Warren Smith and learn more about the aspects of driving while in your senior years.

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

The workshop is a two-hour session. Part of it 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.

For more information or to register for this program contact the Safe Communities Unit at 250-550-7843.