Presentation slides for promoting Staying Safe

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What is it?
• Staying Safe – is a classroom-based refresher workshop for
senior road users.
• The workshop targets people
70+ years of age.
• The workshop aims to maintain
and improve safe driving practices,
increase knowledge of road code
changes and outline transport
options available to help senior road users remain mobile.
Why should I attend a workshop?
Senior road users are more fragile – if injured in a car crash,
the expected hospital stay is twice that of a younger person
and they are 3.5 times more likely to suffer serious injuries.
Average number of days stay
Average number of days' stay by age of road user hospitalised
(2008)
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
er
ov
79
80
an
d
to
74
75
to
69
70
to
64
65
to
59
60
to
54
55
to
49
50
to
44
45
to
39
40
to
34
35
to
29
30
to
24
25
to
19
20
15
to
14
9
to
10
to
5
Un
d
er
5
0
Age group (years)
Source: Motor vehicle crashes in New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry of Transport, 2008
Why should I attend a workshop?
Senior drivers need to manage the effects of ageing:
 deteriorating eyesight and hearing
 slower reaction and action times
 for some, the side-effects of medication
Statistics show that common older driver crash situations
include:
 side–impact crashes at intersections
 fatigue-related crashes
 driver error, eg foot on accelerator instead of brake
 most driving fatalities among older adults occur in the
daytime
What will Staying Safe involve?
Add your own details on what you will cover in your
workshops here – the learning modules below may help.
Road safety learning modules on:
 Keeping safe Thinking about your safety
 Being safe Driving skills
 Safe journeys Managing road situations
 Keep moving safely Alternatives to driving
Other information
A dedicated online section for senior road users with
interactive activities and information to help you improve
your own safety available from
www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/senior-road-users
If you want to learn more about how
to safely manage particular road
situations, you can contact a local
driving instructor for a practical
coaching session suitable for senior
drivers.
Enquires and bookings
Add your own contact details here
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