3 Nov 2011

Low uptake for older driver workshops

9:14 am on 3 November 2011

A driving workshop for over-70s has failed to attract large numbers of people.

The Transport Agency introduced the 'Staying Safe' refresher workshop in March to replace a programme it axed two years ago due to its annual cost of $500,000.

Some 218 older drivers attended the new workshop in the first six months. About 4000 people per year used the former programme.

The Automobile Association says the workshop has failed and it would like to see a return to the well resourced seminar style classes.

The Transport Agency says 'Staying Safe' is still in its early stages. Several thousand people have been using the resources on its website.