Recharge your driving skills! AARP Driver Safety helps drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel with the AARP Smart Driver™ Course, the AARP announced in a press release. These courses are designed to help drivers age 50-plus familiarize themselves with the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.
The course will be offered Wednesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown, MA 02472. Call 617-972-6490 for information or to register.
In addition to learning safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a crash, participants of the course will learn how aging, medications, alcohol, and other health-related issues affect driving ability, and how to adjust driving accordingly to allow for these changes. The course also helps participants determine when it may not be best to drive (e.g., late at night, inclement weather, etc.) and how to plan for a time when driving is no longer an option.
As the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for older drivers, AARP Driver Safety has helped over 15 million participants refresh their skills and stay safe on the road since 1979.
AARP Driver Safety offers classroom and online courses. The classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The online course costs $19.95 for members and $24.95 for non-members. Although the program is geared toward drivers 50 and older, licensed drivers of all ages are welcome to participate. There are no official tests to pass in order to graduate from the program. Space is limited, so register now.
For more information or to register for classes visit www.aarpdriversafety.org or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669).