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Promoting safer driving for mature road users


1 September 2003

Auckland City promoting safer driving
for mature road users

Auckland City Council will be helping Age Concern* promote its course “Safe with Age” for older drivers on 8 September 2003 at Remuera**, Auckland. Statistics show a rising number of mature road users are involved in crashes and other traffic incidents.

“Some 3419 older drivers were in reported crashes between 1993 and 2002 in the Auckland region. This is almost three times more than any other local government area over the same period”, says Councillor Greg McKeown, Transport Committee chairperson.

“As Auckland roads get busier, courses like these become more relevant. Auckland City is keen to help the mature road users cope safely and enjoy independent mobility for as long as possible.”

As part of its road safety programme, Auckland City supports Safe with Age’s refresher courses, which are aimed at drivers over the age of 65.

The course addresses specific issues encountered by mature drivers such as road rule changes, refreshing driving skills and planning safe routes to places frequently visited.

The programme is delivered by the older drivers’ peers.


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