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.