Driving refresher attracts 200 seniors

Manitoba Public Insurance and Safety Services Manitoba are driving a refresher course for 200 seniors at Richmond Kings Community Club on Thursday with the aim of reducing crashes among older drivers.

Driving refresher course aimed at Winnipeg seniors sees large crowd Thursday

Manitoba Public Insurance hosted a refresher course on driving for 200 seniors at Richmond Kings Community Club on Thursday with the aim of reducing crashes among older drivers. CBC's Aadel Haleem reports. 2:00

Manitoba Public Insurance is hoping to help seniors stay on the road safely.

The company is supporting a refresher course on driving for 200 seniors at Richmond Kings Community Club on Thursday with the aim of reducing crashes among older drivers. The course is delivered by Safety Services Manitoba.

Winnipegger Maurice Comeault has been driving since he was 16. Now, he’s 71 and attended the meeting to brush up his driving skills.

"I’ve recently – on the 16 of January – had an accident, and I ran into somebody. So I wanted to see maybe, you know, learn more about how I should be driving at my age," said Comeault.

Comeault said he relies on his car for his job as a Catholic priest and wants to remain a safe driver for years to come.

The next course is June 21, 2013. Registration is available online at Safety Services Manitoba's website.