My name is Fran Carlin Rogers. I am working with Ms. Selma Sauls on the current driver safety initiative for the State of Florida, under the leadership of your Department. On Monday August 13, we had the opportunity to conduct a driver safety workshop for consumers with national experts from the American Society on Aging. This events was co- sponsored by the Senior Resource Alliance (the Area Agency on Aging in Central Florida), the Orange County Commission on Aging, AARP and by DHSMV. I had the pleasure of serving as coordinator and facilitator for this session. We had 65 individuals in attendance for this one time event! We were also joined by a crew from the local NBC affiliate, who did a live broadcast at the conclusion of the meeting.
Ms. Sauls had requested representation from DDL and from FHP. We were very pleased to be joined by Mr. Charles Gowan, Mr John Priester and Trooper Kim (sorry- I do not know her last name). Your representatives were received well and they added a great deal to the meeting as questions were raised from the audience. Mr Gowan handled some very tough questions with poise and Trooper Kim summarized the meeting well by adding remarks about the FHP perspective and the issues that they see presenting challenges to the older driver. It was a pleasure to have these professionals with us.
I thank you very much for your support in allowing key representatives of your agency to participate in this important community forum. I continue to be very impressed with the commitment of DHSMV to dialogue with the public on matters of safety. It was a pleasure to work with your staff in Central Florida. They added an important element to this session. Thank you.
Carlin Rogers Consulting, LLC
Orlando FL 32806