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Speeding Awareness Courses Work
Driving gives us the freedom to get where we want to go, when we want to go there. None of us can
drive forever but if we can drive safely for as long as possible this will
maintain our independence and quality of life.
Not being able to drive has consequences for the individual and the family. Individuals who
must stop driving may experience lower life satisfaction, poorer adjustment,
loneness and lower activity levels. Family and friends may also experience
anxiety and guilt about not being able to meet non-drivers transportation
As group senior drivers are relatively safe drivers, but when seniors are
involved in crashes, the situations and reasons are generally different from
those associated with crashes involving younger drivers.
A Few Helpful tips to increase your skills to continue to
Be Alert all the time and drive defensively.
Recognize the Hazard; Understand the Defence, Act in Time
Keep a three-second-safety cushion between you and the car in front of you.
Plan your trip to avoid driving at the busiest time of the day.
Be in driving mode all the time, look for the unexpected.
Give yourself plentyof time to make decisions
Look down the road far enough to get the big picture.
Aim High, See the whole scene, Keep your eyes moving.
Turn off radios to help you focus on your driving.
Driving is complicated and requires multiple decision-making.
How is your Eyesight?
Get annual eye checkups
Keep all windows, mirrors and headlights clean.
Turn on your headlights when it rains or road conditions are poor.
Wear the correct glasses for the conditions, sunglasses and prescription when driving in low
communicate and look.
Always use your indicators to tell other drivers what you
intend to do.
Check mirrors every second light pole or every 10
Check your blind spot every time the car moves move than
one metre right or left.
Check your mirror, Indicate, and Check your blind spot
before you change lanes.
Always look back when
Contact a professional driver trainer for a refresher
Ask family if they are worried about your
Visit your local doctor if you notice any changes to
vision, hearing and physical changes that may affect your
Road Safety - A Community Effort
Road Safety - A Community Effort
Every week, 10 of our friends, neighbours, family members
or work mates start a journey they never
complete.Every week,more than 500 people suffer injury on the way to or from work, home,
visitig friends, going shopping, doing what they expect to be able to do safely.
On local roads, the 50km/h Urban Speed Limit Program has reduced the number of
However, while there have been major long-term reductions
in the number of fatalities in some areas, there has been some increases in country
Speeding and driver fatigue,
particularly amongst young drivers, and failure to wear seatbelts
continue to be road safety problems and are the major contributors to the annual
We need to change people’s attitude to speeding, driving
while fatigued and not wearing seatbelts to achieve a similar change of culture
to reduce the road toll.
The over-representation of novice drivers in accident
statistics requires a new approach to be taken to ensure that novice drivers do
not progress to an unrestricted license. Novice drivers must demonstrate greater
knowledge about road conditions and have had more experience behind the
The RTA must also work with the police and courts to
develop initiatives that have greater impact on repeat offenders. Such
initiatives could require repeat offenders to be ordered by the court to
undertake road safety education
courses, or have specific devices such as alcohol interlocks fitted to their
Improvements to date have been achieved through a
collective approach between State, regional and local stakeholders working in
partnership in the planning and delivery of road safety programs to the
In recognition of the important ongoing role of Local
Government, the State Government must continue its strong support for road
safety initiatives such as the 50km/h speed limit program for council
The future focus
To achieve our goal of having the safest roads in the world, all Governments must pursue a range of
initiatives in three essential areas:
• Safer people
• Safer roads
• Safer vehicles.
Better community understanding of road safety issues and solutions is important in achieving our
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