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Free driver refresher courses

09 August 2019

More of the popular free Driver Refresher Courses for people aged 60 or older are available in our district, but sign up soon because spaces are limited.

Driver refresher courses 2019 

See the poster above for times and locations - click to expand.

Over the past two years our Council, together with the Hauraki and Matamata-Piako District Councils, has been working with Age Concern to deliver a simple, yet effective refresher course for drivers.

"Almost 40 courses with more than 552 participants have been run, and 90 people have upskilled with one-on-one sessions with a driving instructor," says Ingrid Le Fevre, our Road Safety Co-ordinator for the East Waikato.

The classroom workshop is for participants 60+ and focuses on:

  • Road rules and defensive driving tips
  • Intersection rules and roundabouts
  • Prescription drugs and driving
  • Rural and urban driving

Each course runs from 9.15am - 1pm and they are held all over the East Waikato. No vehicles are required and there no tests or assessments.

There are just 20 spaces available per course, so booking is essential. If you or someone you know may benefit from this course, all you need to do is call us on 07 868 0200.

Feedback from a previous participant 

Diane Willcocks, Thames."Before I went to the course in Thames I struggled with intersections and roundabouts. I would wave people to go without having the confidence to go myself.  Now after completing the course I drive with my lights on, day or night, and I am far more confident. The one-on-one with the driving instructor was really helpful.  I thoroughly recommend doing the course."

Diane Willcocks, Thames.