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

BY DR. GENEVIEVE YATES
@ VOL 42 ON SEP 02, 2015

“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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An Illustrator's Story

BY JO FALLON
@ VOL 27 ON SEP 07, 2012

An illustrator and designer, Jo Fallon talks about how her English and Japanese backgrounds have influenced her work, by sharing some of her illustrations and experiences. She also explains why it's important to choose your business card designs carefully. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 7, 2013.

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Christina Cho

    Cho is co-organiser of PechaKucha Night Brisbane, bringing together the city's Creatives to collectively learn, share, exchange ideas and most importantly, inspire and be inspired. Her work extends to Public Art Installations as co-founder of Rice Cake Mafia, an international design collaborative. Works include installations as part of Branch Out II- a reinterpretation of the traditional Christmas tree; Intersect- a parametric bamboo structure commissioned by the Museum of Brisbane; and a Shipping Container Installation at Tokyo Designer’s Week. Cho studied Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and University of Queensland. She is currently an Associate / Senior Project Architect at Cox Rayner Architects in Brisbane, Australia.