Brush up behind the wheel

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Aging brings with it changes in hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time. It could be time to learn how to adjust your driving skills to compensate for those changes.

The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course, conducted by instructors recruited by the Canada Safety Council, is designed to help people 55 years and over to maintain their independence and their driving privileges. The program aims to help drivers gain confidence behind the wheel, improve awareness of traffic hazards, update knowledge of traffic laws and new technology, teach defensive driving techniques, identify and correct bad driving habits and allow drivers to voice their concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment.

The Ministry of Transport requires drivers aged 80 to undergo a written exam to maintain their license. This six-hour course will help to update the skills needed to pass this test.

The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course will be given in two sessions by Flamborough Information and Community Services in the Flamborough Municipal Service Centre in Waterdown on Mon., November 14 and Mon. November 21, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $25, plus $13 for the workbook. For more information or to register for the course, call 905-689-7880.

Brush up behind the wheel

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Aging brings with it changes in hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time. It could be time to learn how to adjust your driving skills to compensate for those changes.

The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course, conducted by instructors recruited by the Canada Safety Council, is designed to help people 55 years and over to maintain their independence and their driving privileges. The program aims to help drivers gain confidence behind the wheel, improve awareness of traffic hazards, update knowledge of traffic laws and new technology, teach defensive driving techniques, identify and correct bad driving habits and allow drivers to voice their concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment.

The Ministry of Transport requires drivers aged 80 to undergo a written exam to maintain their license. This six-hour course will help to update the skills needed to pass this test.

The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course will be given in two sessions by Flamborough Information and Community Services in the Flamborough Municipal Service Centre in Waterdown on Mon., November 14 and Mon. November 21, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $25, plus $13 for the workbook. For more information or to register for the course, call 905-689-7880.

Brush up behind the wheel

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Aging brings with it changes in hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time. It could be time to learn how to adjust your driving skills to compensate for those changes.

The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course, conducted by instructors recruited by the Canada Safety Council, is designed to help people 55 years and over to maintain their independence and their driving privileges. The program aims to help drivers gain confidence behind the wheel, improve awareness of traffic hazards, update knowledge of traffic laws and new technology, teach defensive driving techniques, identify and correct bad driving habits and allow drivers to voice their concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment.

The Ministry of Transport requires drivers aged 80 to undergo a written exam to maintain their license. This six-hour course will help to update the skills needed to pass this test.

The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course will be given in two sessions by Flamborough Information and Community Services in the Flamborough Municipal Service Centre in Waterdown on Mon., November 14 and Mon. November 21, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $25, plus $13 for the workbook. For more information or to register for the course, call 905-689-7880.