Older Drivers

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Driving Tip of the Month Drivers Must Share the Road

October 9, 2019

Keep a one-meter distance when passing a cyclist, or risk… Injuring someone, killing someone, or getting a $500 fine and 3 demerit points. More Monthly driving tips are brought to you by the  Older Driver Sub-committee.

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Driving Tip of the Month – Fog

October 9, 2019

Use your low-beam headlights. High beams reflect off the moisture droplets in the fog, making it harder to see.  If you have fog lights on your vehicle, use them, in addition to your low beams. Keep looking as far ahead as possible. Monthly driving tips are brought to you by the  Older Driver Sub-committee.

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Monthly Driving Tip – Slow Down, Move Over

June 10, 2019

Drivers must slow down and move over when approaching police, fire, ambulance or tow trucks with amber lights flashing at roadside. Video

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Monthly Driving Tip – Roundabouts

April 9, 2019

Roundabouts maximize safety while minimizing traffic delay. If you are concerned or nervous about using the different roundabouts across the city, please click here to learn all you need to know about this road infrastructure. Use roundabouts periodically when to build your comfort level with them. Monthly driving tips are brought to you by the […]

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Monthly Driving Tip -Visibility

March 7, 2019

There are four “layers” to visibility while driving – 1) headlights, 2) windshield, 3) eye glasses or contacts and, 4) your eyes. Dr. Kirsten North, a local optometrist, notes that scratched lenses or outdated prescriptions can affect visibility. Dr. North recommends visiting your eye doctor to make sure your glasses and eyes are in great […]

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Monthly Driving Tip – If you had a traffic violation

February 6, 2019

If you had a traffic violation and you took a while to pay the fine, your driver’s license might be suspended without your knowledge. This would mean that you would not be covered in case of a collision. You might want to check online the status of your license by looking for Driver’s license check […]

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Monthly Driving Tip – When you come across a stopped school bus

February 6, 2019

When you come across a stopped school bus with the stop arm activated and lights flashing (see photo), it is important to understand the rules. If there is no median on the roadway, all vehicles in all lanes must stop. If there is a median on the roadway, the vehicles in the lanes going in […]

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Concerned About Winter Walking?

February 4, 2019

It is easy to be a snow mole Pick a day when you need walk outside and a destination (e.g. bus stop, library, seniors centre, bank, school) Use the snow mole questionnaire to audit your walk. Get the questionnaire at www.coaottawa.ca/snowmoles Fill in the questionnaire online or mail/drop off a completed paper copy to the […]

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We need seniors: join the CarFit team!

January 20, 2019

You want to do something practical for your peers, you enjoy the outdoors, you are available a few times a year and want to select when you want to volunteer? This might be for you. CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work […]

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INFO-FLASH News 2018-12-05

December 15, 2018
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