|Older Drivers' Course Past
The NSGREA held its first Safe Driving Program for Older Drivers on October 28th & 29th, 2002, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Scotia Branch, Cunard Street, in Halifax. Twenty-four people attended the course, 23 of whom were 65 years of age or older. All (24) completed the two session program and were issued graduation award certificates.
A subsequent course was held in Sydney, Cape Breton, on January 29th & 30th, 2003, with (39) registrants completing the two day event. Below are three photos of several of the successful applicants.
A third successful course was held in New Glasgow on February 25th and 26th, 2003. There were (26) registrants who successfully completed the two session course.
A fouth course was held in Truro on April 7th and 8th, 2003. There were (36) registrants who were successful in completing the course.
A fifth course was held in Yarmouth on April 22nd and 23rd, 2003. There were (29) registrants who successfully completed this two half-day course.
June 5th & 6th, 2003,
with (25) completing the course
Another successful safe driving course was held, this time in Lower Sackville, at the Royal Canadian Legion building on the Sackville Cross Road on August 27th and 28th, 2003. Twenty-two (22) attendees received certificates of completion following the two half-day event. The demand was so great in this area that another course was offered at the same location in Lower Sackville on October 6th and 7th, 2003. Twenty-nine (29) candidates successfully completed this course.
The course changed in 2004 from 6 hours to 7 hours classroom instruction, for three and one half hours each morning. The first course for 2004 was held on March 25th & 26th in Halifax at a community centre for seniors at Ramsgate Lane off the Purcell's cove Road, with (16) persons completing the course.
courses were offered throughout 2005
April 4 & 5, 2005 in Halifax, with (15) completing the course
2006There was one course given in 2006, on October 2 & 3, 2006 in Truro, with (24) completing the course