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Journeys : Dec2011 Jan2012
About your club Patron His Excellency, the Honourable Peter Underwood, AC President Stuart Slade Vice Presidents Peter Joyce, Kathryn Westwood Board Josephine Archer, Ted Best AM, David Catchpole, Bruce Clark, Peter Dixon, Robin Holmes, Chris Langdon, Roger Locke, Tony Stacey AM. Chief Executive Officer Harvey Lennon Head Office 179-191 Murray Street, Hobart Telephone (03) 6232 6300 Facsimile ( 03) 6234 8784 Branches Hobart - 1/110 Collins Street (03) 6222 9222 Launceston, Cnr York & George Sts (03) 6335 5633 Devonport, 119 Rooke St Mall (03) 6421 1933 Ulverstone, 38 Reibey Street (03) 6490 8350 Burnie, 24 North Terrace (03) 6434 2933 Rosny Park, Rosny Mall, 2 Bayfield St (03) 6212 6755 Glenorchy, Cnr Main Rd & Terry St (03) 6212 9588 Kingston, Shop 60 Channel Court (03) 6242 3200 Editor Chris Viney GPO Box 1292, Hobart 7001 Email: c.viney@ ract.com.au Ph: (03) 6236 4310 Fax: (03) 6234 8784 Advertising Artemis Publishing Consultants Anne Shield and Yvonne Buckley Ph: (03) 6231 6122 Fax: (03) 6231 6322 Email: email@example.com Published bi-monthly by The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited ABN 62 009 475 861 Every effort is made to ensure the authenticity of advertisements including product testing where practicable. However, publication of an advertisement does not imply that the product or service carries the recommendations of RACT. No part of Journeys may be reproduced without permission. Copyright 2011 R ACT Design & production: Digital Ink Printing: Hannanprint Victoria Mailhouse: Direct Mail & Marketing Distribution: Australia Post ISSN 0818-5549 In our community December 2011 / January 2012 5 As part of its changes to older driver licensing regulations, the Tasmanian Government has released its new guide to help older drivers in Tasmania keep moving safely, for as long as is reasonably possible. The Tasmanian Older Drivers’ Handbook is based on the principle that ability, not age, determines whether you are a safe driver. The handbook also reinforces that the ageing process can affect a range of skills essential to driving – including eyesight, memory, decision- making and reaction times. It features important RACT retail survey – tell us how we can serve you better A t RACT we are always trying to improve our service to you, the member, in the most convenient and appropriate way for your needs. To make sure that we continue to provide services when and where you need them, we have developed a short member survey. If you’ d like to have your say, go to our home page at www.ract.com.au and follow the links to the online survey. It should take no longer than about five minutes or so to complete a few straightfor ward questions. If you are not able to complete the online version, you can get a copy of the survey from your local RACT Branch and lodge it there. New Tasmanian Older Drivers’ Handbook information to help older drivers regularly assess their skills and maintain their mobility safely, as well as resources to help consider the future and plan ahead. It is important for all drivers – regardless of age – to regularly and honestly assess their own driv ing capabilities to keep themselves and others safe. Drivers who accurately assess their driving skills are more likely to adjust their driv ing habits and stay safe on the road for longer. The handbook also contains a range of other useful topics, including: • Some confusing road r ules explained • Medical conditions and medication • Staying safe while walking • Home delivery ser vices • Finding out about alternative transport schemes • Useful contacts including all Tasmanian councils and Serv ice Tasmania shop locations To ensure that our older members have access to this important new resource, RACT is making copies of the Tasmanian Older Drivers' Handbook available at all R ACT branches across Tasmania, while stocks last. You can also read the handbook online or download it as a PDF file, from the DIER website http://bit.ly/TasOlderDriversHandbook Further questions can be directed to Donna Sward in RACT’s Public Policy depar tment on 6236 4308 or at d.sward @ ract.com.au.
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