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Older drivers: improve skills, avoid accidents and traffic violations

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older.

The eight-hour course is taught in two, four-hour sessions spanning two days, and costs $12. The course helps drivers refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. AARP members and non-members alike may take the course. There are no tests.

Upon successfully completing the course, graduates of the AARP Driver Safety Program may be eligible to receive a state-mandated multi-year discount on their auto insurance premiums. Since 1979, over nine million people have completed the course.

The AARP Driver Safety Program course covers the following topics:

• Vision and hearing changes.

• Effects of medication.

• Reaction time changes.

• Left turns and other right-of-way situations.

• New laws and how they affect you.

• Hazardous driving situations.

Taking the class will enable seniors to extend their driving years while also improving their driving safety.

Call Rich Dieterich for reservations at 731-1901. Class hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 12, at the Senior Center lunchroom. Drop-ins are welcome.