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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Leeton Seniors driving safety message home

As part of Leeton Shire Council’s Senior Week celebrations, residents are invited to a free ‘On the Road 65+ and Mobility’ Workshop to be held on Thursday, April 22 at the Leeton Shire Library from 10am to 12pm.

The workshop will feature a presentation on road safety, road rules and safe scooter use as well as a demonstration of mobility scooters.

“In order to maintain independence and mobility, some senior residents are purchasing scooters or special mobility vehicles,” said Council’s Road Safety Officer, Steph Puntoriero.

The workshop will provide residents with information to assist them to make informed decisions when purchasing such vehicles and their responsibilities in operating these vehicles on our roads and footpaths.

“There are some users on our local roads and footpaths who are not using their vehicles correctly,” said Steph Puntoriero.

“There are rules that must be adhered to ensure user safety and the safety of others.

“For example, users must be visible to traffic at all times and one of the ways to do this is to use a scooter flag which will help users to “be safe, be seen,” she added.

RSVPs to the workshop are essential due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

For more information and to RSVP, please call Steph Puntoriero, Road Safety Officer, on 02 6953 0948.

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