Drive Wise presentations being scheduled for summer 2011

CARP, A New Vision of Aging, the OPP and other police services are the core sponsors of this informative and enlightening 45-minute presentation which is delivered by an on-duty officer will improve the safety of mature drivers and help preserve their right to drive. There is no cost to attend a Drive Wise seminar for your area!

For the past nine years, communities in Ontario have hosted the Drive Wise education seminar. This 45-minute presentation provides valuable safe-driving strategies for Canadians of all ages. It can also be a fun social event, which includes the opportunity to win a free Obus Forme backrest and free CARP memberships including a subscription to Zoomer magazine. Studies indicate that as Canadians age they face an increasing number of challenges behind the wheel.

In fact, while mature motorists on a per capita basis are not involved in more accidents than other age groups, once involved in a traffic mishap they are at greater risk of serious injury or death. Many older drivers are also concerned about the increased scrutiny of licensing authorities, incidents of aggressive driving on the road, and rising insurance rates.