Stay safe on our roads

Ballarat East Neighbourhood House and the Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses are proud to be recipients of 2021/2022 VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants. In partnership with VicRoads, we will be delivering free-of-charge information sessions for the community, promoting road safety.

Local trainer, Melissa Watts, will deliver the sessions to Neighbourhood Houses across the Central Highlands region in 2023.

If you have any questions or would like to book over the phone, please contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House.

If you would like to participate in the online session, but do not have access to a digital device, please let us know as we may be able to loan a device to you.

BENH VicRoads Safe Driver 2022 FB v1Safe Driver Presentation

This is a one-hour VicRoads road safety awareness presentation for older road users and their families/carers. This program covers information including how to keep older drivers safe and mobile, road rules, the effects of medication and strategies for safe mobility.

Three sessions will be delivered before 30 June 2023. Details to be confirmed.

The session will cover:

  1. Issues that impact safe driving as we age
  2. How older drivers can stay safe and mobile
  3. Road rules
  4. Potential impacts of medical conditions, disability and medication on safe driving
  5. Driving safely
  6. Choosing the safest roads
  7. Victoria's licensing system
  8. Assessment of driving
  9. Planning to reduce or cease driving
  10. Strategies for safe mobility.

View the Safe Driver presentation online on the Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses website.

To register and find out more call us on 0422 612 052.

BENH VicRoads Fatigue 2022 FB v1Fatigue Presentation

This 45-minute interactive VicRoads presentation provides information on how fatigue can increase the likelihood of a crash and strategies to help avoid driving whilst tired.

Three sessions will be delivered before June 2023.

BAA LogoSeveral sessions are being presented in partnership with the Ballarat African Association. 

Driving while tired can increase the likelihood of a crash.
Would you, or a family member/friend, like to learn strategies to help avoid driving whilst tired?
Join the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House team for a FREE session to learn how to avoid driving whilst tired. 
The session will cover:
1. Fatigue and Road Trauma
2. What is driver fatigue and who is at risk of driver fatigue?
3. Causes and signs of fatigue
4. Impact on driving
5. Microsleeps and other signs of fatigue
6. Circadian rhythm
7. Sleep Debt, time awake and crash risk
8. How to prevent and manage fatigue
To register and find out more call us on 0422 612 052.
 

Motorised Mobility Devices

This one-hour VicRoads road safety awareness presentation covers information and advice on road rules and the use of mobility devices. The presentation is for those who currently have or are looking to access a motorised mobility device for themselves or someone they support. The presentation promotes strategies for the devices to be used in a safe and acceptable way with links to resources and additional information.

View the Motorised Mobility Devices presentation online on the Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses website.

This session is funded by VicRoads through a Community Roads Safety Grant.