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Fit to drive forum: NRMA lends an ear to older drivers

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Older drivers note: The NRMA is bringing a Fit to Druive forum to Campbelltown on September 3.

The NRMA will host a Fit to Drive forum at Campbelltown next month to give older drivers the opportunity to raise concerns about mobility, transport and licensing laws.

NRMA members and local motorists are invited to register for the forum on September 3 to receive the most up to date information about driving and other transport options, as well as the opportunity to highlight measures they want the NRMA to campaign for on their behalf.

NRMA local director Marisa Mastroianni said the forum would be an important opportunity for the Macarthur community, of whom 10 per cent are over the age of 65 and two per cent are over the age of 80.

“No other organisation is better qualified to fight to improve the mobility for older Australians like the NRMA and our ability to achieve this is greatly enhanced when our members get directly involved,” Ms Mastroianni said.

The NRMA last held mobility forums for older Members in 2011, which identified a raft of community concerns. These included:

– Making public transport more accessible

– Fighting to get more funding for community transport

– Increase parking and drop off zones around major transport, shopping and community hubs; and

– More information from the NSW Government about transitioning from driving to alternative transport options

“The overwhelming response received in 2011 is why we are encouraging all NRMA members to register and join in this important discussion. By sharing your mobility concerns with the NRMA we will be better armed to deliver positive outcomes for our members,” Ms Mastroianni said.

“The NRMA’s commuter audit of public transport this year, which identified a raft of measures the NSW Government should adopt to improve access to public transport, was borne out of the 2011 mobility forums.

“There is so much more work that needs to be done and the NRMA is committed to listening to our members and representing you.”

WHAT: Fit to Drive forum;

WHEN: Thursday, September 3, between 10am and noon;

WHERE: Campbelltown Catholic Club;

CHAIR: NRMA President Kyle Loades;

PANEL: Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, Carers NSW Senior Education and Development Officer Mary Magias, Campbelltown City Council Mayor Paul Lake.

♦ To register call the NRMA Events number on 1300 728 275 or email fittodrive@mynrma.com.au.

♦ For more information on older drivers click here.

 

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