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Dr. Genevieve Yates

in Northern Rivers

Don’t Just Sign on the Dotted Line: Assessing Fitness to Drive


“Nothing can bring the love of my life back. But if sharing our story indirectly results in one fewer person being injured by an unfit driver, at least some good has come out of this senseless tragedy.”

In “Don’t Just Sign on the Dotted Line: Assessing Fitness to Drive,” Dr. Genevieve Yates, a family physician from Australia, reminds us that driving is a privilege, not a right.  

In July 2015, while visiting friends in LA, her partner was hit and killed while out jogging. Since he died, she has been trying to find things that are positive and helpful to make a very horrible situation feel a little less senseless. One of these is by raising awareness of the dangers of unfit drivers on the road, and she put together a PechaKucha to spread this important message.

She hopes that by sharing her personal story in this way, it might just result, indirectly at least, in someone’s husband, wife or child being spared.

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Michael Carlos talks about driving in the winter, and his experiences with his front wheel drive Honda Civic, with no traction control. He argues that the driver is more important than specialized equipment, and gives tips for how to minimize risk, and drive responsibly.

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Brain Fitness

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 21, 2013

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Somnolence au Volant : Soyez Vigilants! - Drowsy Driving: Be Alert!

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

La somnolence au volant tue autant que l’alcool ! Cela vous surprend ? Dans sa présentation, Clémentine François vous expliquera pourquoi nous sommes tous concernés par la somnolence et quelles en sont les conséquences pour la conduite ou l’exécution de tâches à risque. Vous découvrirez également comment des lunettes, développées à l’Université de Liège, vous empêcheront peut-être de vous endormir au volant et de faire un accident. Clémentine vous expliquera l’histoire du projet sur lequel elle travaille et qui a permis de concevoir ces lunettes, depuis l’idée jusqu’au processus de création d’une nouvelle entreprise. Sa motivation ? Vous aider et améliorer votre sécurité !

Drowsy driving kills as much as alcohol! This surprises you? In her presentation, Clémentine François will explain why we are all affected by drowsiness and what are the consequences in driving or in performing hazardous tasks. You will also discover how a pair of glasses, developed at the University of Liège, may prevent you from falling asleep at the wheel and make an accident. Clementine will explain the story of the project on which she works and which has led to the development of these glasses, from the idea to the process of creating a new company. Her motivation? To help you and improve your safety!

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07.13.08 - Here's What Happened...

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Family is a big deal to Stefany Holland; so is letting people know how drunk driving can affect all human beings and their loved ones. One in every three people will be in some sort of drunk driving accident in their life time, and most alcohol-related car accidents that occur happen to only one car. On July 13, 2008, her family was directly affected by these very real statistics. The drunk-driving accident brought her family closer together, proving that when we pull together with our families, it makes stronger. Stefany has been passionate about sharing this story so that people can understand the real impact that drunk-driving has on us.


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Empowering Women Through Inclusive Competition & Fitness

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 18, 2016

Local business owner, Lisa Nichols, speaks about how women can help one another become better at what they do in business and life. 

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Travelling Sign Painters

@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

Public speaking might not be their strong point but these Travelling Sign Painters have gathered a small bead of success in their little business.  Mixing up their DMD education and love of graphic design and illustration they gathered an idea and it blossomed.  From a little cart being pulled from behind a 10-speed bike and buzzing around the city just making art and collaborting.  These two have definitely got a long way to go yet.  

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@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Race Redomra is a Personal Trainer and founder of Star Creatures Wholistic Retreats.  Race believes that many suffer from ill health because they don't relate to mainstream fitness practices and beauty marketing images.  In this presentation, she shares her simple methodology for wholistic fitness, a method that fits in with "our own unique, authentic, and quirky selves"

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Seedhi Line

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 03, 2018

“Let’s just say I have a knack for multi-tasking. And I will be talking and sharing my thoughts about my work in terms of ‘Transition’.”

Saleha Samad is a self-employed Textile Designer who graduated from Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design. She is the Managing Partner and Creative Head of SALEHA SAMAD Designer Wear & Design House (Digital Print Design Making – Apparel). She also performs as Creative Décor Head for HMW Events & PR and Creative Consultant for HMW Printers (Paper Printing only). She also constructs ‘Charity Drive’, ‘Clothing Drive’ & ‘Food Drive’ along with her colleagues and friends in order to provide food and necessary goods to those in need under a collaborative group called: “HMW Foundation”.

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Making The Right Turn

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Adil Naeem is a dreamer who has turned his passion into his work. A tinkerer of cars since the age of ten tells us the story of his love for engines, speed and noise and how he overcame obstacles to become one of the most renowned names in the automobile circle of Islamabad.