Senior Program

You and the Road

Accident Awareness has successfully started a new program targeting mature pedestrians and drivers of mature age.

This program is called “You and the Road” and consists of three parts:

· The Pedestrian Impact
· Continuing to Drive
· Walking to Drive

Part 1: The Pedestrian Impact

With the number of pedestrians being struck and injured, or worse, Accident Awareness has developed a program that incorporates all the main reasons for this tragedy. Some of the points discussed are:

· the changes in traffic signals
· your rights when crossing at a lighted intersection
· pedestrian cell phone use
· walking through parking lots
· type of clothing to wear at night
· J walking.

These are but a few of the points discussed during this one hour multi- media presentation.

Part 2: Continuing the Drive

Being a mature, safe driver today means that you must continue your learning skills when driving a motor vehicle. You have to assess and adapt to vehicle changes and also your physical changes. This one hour multi-media event targets many changes that have happened over the years.

Some of the topics discussed include:

· Update on the Rules of the Road (Ontario Highway Traffic Act)
· Use of Seat Belts
· Strategies of Parking
· Strategies of Reversing
· The Staged Collision
· Seat, mirrors positioning and hands on wheel
· Emergency vehicles and Tow trucks
· Left turns
· Traffic signals
· Speed

Part 3:  Walking to Drive

This event combines important facts from the Pedestrian Impact and Continuing to Drive presentations. It is a one hour program and some of the topics mentioned include:

· Wearing seat belts
· The pedestrian and the countdown traffic signal
· The Staged Collision
· Parking & reversing
· The Highway Traffic Act
· Walking at night
· Walking in bad weather
· Left turns
· Renewing your licence
· J walking

Our program is presented by fully qualified Reconstructionists who have specialised in the investigation of pedestrian fatalities, motor vehicle fatalities and the enforcement of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


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