Senior drivers' refresher lessons

Some of the changes associated with ageing can affect your ability to drive safely. People who monitor changes in sight, physical fitness and reflexes may be able to adjust their driving habits to ensure they stay safe and mobile. 

Download our handy brochure which includes all the info you require about driving into your older years.  

NRMA Safer Driving School's advice for Senior Drivers

Driver self-assessment

Perform a self-assessment by answering the following questions. They will help you decide if physical changes have affected your driving skills.

  • Is driving an uncomfortable or scary experience for you?
  • Do you bump the car on fences or garage doors?
  • Do you have difficulty staying in your lane?
  • Do you have trouble paying attention to signage and road markings?
  • Have you noticed your reaction time slowing down? 
  • Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication that may be affecting your ability to drive safely?
  • Do you ever have close calls or almost crash?
  • Is it difficult for you to judge gaps in traffic at intersections and roundabouts?
  • Do other drivers honk or abuse you?
  • Are friends or relatives reluctant to drive with you?
  • Do you have any problems with concentration or memory, or other physical symptoms that may be affecting your ability to drive? If so, you may want to consult your doctor.

If you answered yes to any of the above you may want to have your driving assessed by a professional driving instructor.

NRMA Safer Driving School has 'Refresher' lessons for people of all ages. Our Refresher lessons will provide you with the experience of having someone independently observe your driving skills and provide you with the appropriate feedback to sharpen your skills and keep you safe on the road.

NRMA Driving School Refresher lessons can be particularly useful if you are approaching licence renewal. For more information download the Senior Drivers' guide.

Senior drivers in the Australian Capital Territory

Information on the licensing system in the ACT is available from the Road Transport Authority. Phone 13 22 81 or visit the RTA website.

For more details about availability, pricing specific to your area and bookings, call 1300 696 762 in NSW and the ACT.

Or check here for your local NRMA Safer Driving School Locations.


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