WEYBURN - The Saskatchewan Safety Council will be offering a Mature Driver Refresher Course on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Wheatland Senior Centre.
The course will run from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m., and is free to attend, but registration is required. Those attending are asked to bring a lunch and refreshments.
Traffic incident prevention is and has always been a priority for the Safety Council. As such, the council continues to offer their Mature Driver Refresher Course completely free of charge to those 55 years of age and older who wish to enrol.
This six-hour course is strictly informational and offered in a positive, open class environment. Participants’ driver’s licenses are not affected and there are no required examinations.
This training increases confidence when navigating Saskatchewan’s increasing city and highway traffic. It provides insight into how to adapt driving habits based on the physical changes the body goes through as it matures.
Some of the topics discussed in the course are:
• Normal driving situations such as intersections, following distance, and maintaining an open “gate” around your vehicle;
• Hazardous driving environments such as skids, head-on collisions, hydroplaning, and how to protect yourself while driving;
• Traffic guidance such as sign recognition and pavement markings;
• Review of safety devices such as seat belts and airbags;
• Medication awareness, vision, and effective use of your eyes.