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Supporting you to drive for longer

According to NZTA statistics, older drivers are involved in fewer crashes than other age groups. They tend to drive conservatively, travel fewer kilometres than other drivers and restrict their driving to times and situations in which they feel safe. While older drivers don’t have as many crashes, they and older …

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Six of one and half a dozen of the other – Cyclists v motorists….

On a sunny Sunday morning whilst  driving towards Victoria park a couple of weeks ago, it was lovely to see families out with their children , people walking their dogs and an abundance of joggers and cyclists enjoying the last of the Autumn sunshine. I drove carefully, always aware of …

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The right to drive.

Over the weekend I heard about an older person, in their late 80s, who had just been told, by their family doctor, that they would no longer be able to drive. As you may be aware, driver licensing for those over 75 years of age is now ‘monitored’ by doctors …

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State of Grace – Chapter 7

————————————————————— “Grace” will blog weekly about her experiences of loving, supporting and relating to her mother. This is a true story. You can share Grace’s journey every Wednesday. ————————————————————— For years Mum hadn’t driven. Never a confident driver, when she and my father moved from the small town where they raised the …

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A State of Grace – Chapter 4

————————————————————— “Grace” will blog weekly about her experiences of loving, supporting and relating to her mother. This is a true story. You can share Grace’s journey every Wednesday. ————————————————————— Last week I wrote about the net that the family has created to support my mother to live in her own home. …

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More Older Drivers….

Well, it seems I am very hip and up with the times! My last post was about Older Drivers, and look what was on TVNZ Breakfast this morning. So, the NZ Transport Agency has released a ‘toolkit’ for Senior Drivers. I’ve had a look through it this morning and it …

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Older Drivers

I recently read an AA Magazine ‘Directions’ article on older drivers and I was saddened to see that so many older people are dying on our roads. Don’t get me wrong, I actually think that most older people are good drivers – after all they have a lifetime of experience, …

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