Community & Business

29 April, 2023

Safer road sessions to help seniors

ON the back of the successful program held earlier this year, Tablelands Regional Council is again partnering with Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service to host free Seniors on the Road information sessions.

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Photo 99062912 © Syda Productions |

“The program we ran earlier this year was very successful so, during this year’s National Road Safety Week (, we are running additional sessions in Atherton and Ravenshoe,” Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew said.

“Seniors on the Road builds knowledge and understanding of road safety for older members of our community.

“Our abilities change as we age so this session is a good opportunity to get a refresher and learn about safe driving, driving as an older person, health and driving, transition from driving, road rules and mobility scooters.”

Transport and Main Roads Customer Services Branch Northern Regional Director Adam Ainsworth said the road safety team would pre-

sent a range of information to assist the region’s older drivers.

“At the session, we will address common concerns that many older drivers face, including understanding new road rules and safe driving behaviours,” Mr Ainsworth said.

“We will also provide tips and support to people who are looking at transitioning away from driving.

“Most responsible older drivers recognise when they are no longer confident behind the wheel and voluntarily surrender their licences, but it can be a major lifestyle adjustment, so we like to provide information and support to help people on this transition.”

The sessions are on Monday 15 May at the Atherton International Club from 9.30am-11.30am, or at the Ravenshoe Mountain Institute on Friday 19 May between 9.30am-11.30am.

Places are limited so book by going to or by calling 1300 362 242 before Monday 8 May to secure a place.


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