CAA Fall 2014

FALL 2014 SCO

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4 CAA mAgAzine fAll 2014 To educate teens and parents about how to handle many of today's road safety challenges, CAA sponsored the Sweet Life Road Show in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and developed by Anne Marie Hayes (Teens Learn to Drive). An all-day event held at schools across Ontario, the program had students move through interactive stations — led by road safety experts such as local police services, trucking associations and driving schools—to address issues such as sharing the road with trucks, speeding, pedestrian visibility and impaired/drugged driving. A special focus was also placed on the dangers and impacts of distracted driving. An evening session for parents provided coaching and support strategies they can implement to help protect their teen driver. ConneCt | caa south central ontario Keeping SAfe Road safety is always on our minds and we're continuously looking for ways to help our Members improve their driving habits, and navigate the changing landscape of laws and requirements. Here are some of the ways CAA is helping drivers of all ages. be prepared If you have a teenager in your family who is learning to drive, check out CAA's Drive Right website for information and literature on preparing your child to be a responsible and safe driver. The website is geared towards parents and teens (with separate sections for each) and covers issues such as learning to drive, licensing and laws, insurance and understanding risks. To learn more, go to driveright.caa.ca. how to reach us facebook.com/ CAASouthCentralON @CAASCO membership@caasco.ca 1-800-268-3750 CAA mobile app caa.ca/mobile blog.caasco.com Community seniors driving Canadians are living longer, driving longer and the number of senior drivers on the road is increasing. And while experience is a good thing, so is awareness that some age-related changes are inevitable. Those changes don't have to mean the end of driving. CAA has created the Seniors Driving Resource—an online tool kit for seniors and their loved ones—to provide tips on how to stay safe behind the wheel, maintain confidence and take concrete steps to modify driving habits if needed. The site also includes expert advice from the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. For more information, go to seniorsdriving.caa.ca. The Ontario government will be putting additional focus on addressing seniors' issues this year. One change that Ontario has already made is a recent revision to the licence renewal process for drivers over 80. For details on these changes and to download a practice sample of the new in-class screening component, visit ontario.ca/seniordriver. school's in PhOtOgRAPhy: ©iSTOCk.COM/kzenOn

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