We broke this area into 4 areas: Vehicles, Pedestrians, Scooters & Cyclists
VEHICLES: BCAA has information to help seniors and their loved ones assess driving skills, learn about changing abilities and if needed, modify driving habits. Knowing the effects aging can have on our driving is a key step to remaining safe on the road. BCAA wants to help you gain the knowledge to stay safe behind the wheel by sharing our Senior Driver Toolkit that contains assessment tools, video tips & expert advice. Get your free Senior Driver Toolkit.
‘Living Well, Driving Well Workshops’ South Cowichan Community Policing offers great information to increase your awareness about the effects of aging on driving. This workshop will provide information and tools to assist you to:
- Adapt to age-related changes
- Review your own driving
- Plan to keep mobile.
PEDESTRIANS: Visibility is all important. When walking never assume – you could be right, but dead right???
SCOOTERS: This is from Michael Creurer on ‘The Guide to Scooter Safety’ “When I purchased my first scooter 10 years ago I thought that because I knew how to drive a car, using a scooter would be easy. In some respects I was correct; it was not too difficult for me to learn how to negotiate my new scooter around, but what I did not realize was that when I took to the streets, I was unfamiliar with the pedestrian laws……Sometimes we encounter curb cuts which are inadequate, attempt to enter buildings that are not accessible, use public or private transportation and negotiate the myriad of situations which may arise” Follow this link for your FREE BOOKLET that covers everything you may encounter.
CYCLISTS: Visibility, Visibility, Visibility! Slow down and use your shoulder checks. Give vehicles lots of room. Never ride on sidewalks. Wear your helmets.