AARP Smart Driver Safety Courses in New Jersey - Summer 2024

Posted on 04/09/24

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The AARP Smart Driver Course is a driving refresher course that features research-based curriculum. The six-hour course is now the nation’s largest driving refresher course designed for drivers age 50.

The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Listed below are the Course Objectives of the AARP Smart Driver Course. As a result of completing the course, participants will:

  1. Drive with increased confidence.
  2. Apply research-based safety strategies to reduce the likelihood of having a crash.
  3. Select and use the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles.
  4. Adapt to changes that affect driving ability, including medications, alcohol, and health-related issues.
  5. Make driving decisions considering the links between the driver, vehicle, and road environment.
  6. Safely share the road with other road users.
  7. Evaluate your driving and determine when it may be time to limit driving.
  8. Explore and use other ways to travel.
  9. Use the comprehensive driver aids, checklists, and resources provided.

Below, you'll find the list of New Jersey locations that are offering courses from June through August 2024.The course is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited, so register now by calling the number that pertains to the location.

AARP also hosts FREE, 90-minute workshops to help you learn about the safety features in cars today. If you're interested in joining one of these Smart DriverTEK workshops, click here.

June 2024
Mercerville, NJ - 6/3/24 at 9am
Location: RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center
Reg. Number: (609) 584-5900
Palisades Park, NJ - 6/5/24 at 10am
Location: United Healthcare - Bergen
Reg. Number: (201) 654-9105
Ridgewood, NJ - 6/10/24 at 9am
Location: Ridgewood Community Center
Reg. Number: (201) 670-5560
Piscataway, NJ - 6/10/24 and 6/12/24 at 9am
Location: YMCA at Piscataway Community Center
Reg. Number: (732) 562-1133
Union, NJ - 6/13/24 at 9:30am
Location: Union Senior Center
Reg. Number: (908) 851-5290
Eatontown, NJ - 6/18/24 and 6/25/14 at 10am
Location: Scan Adult Education Center
Reg. Number: (732) 542-1326
Hamilton, NJ - 6/19/24 at 10:30am
Location: Mercer County Connection
Reg. Number: (609) 890-9800

July 2024
Livingston, NJ - 7/1/24 at 9am
Location: Livingston Senior Center
Reg. Number: (973) 535-7925
Fair Lawn, NJ - 7/6/24 at 9am
Location: Fair Lawn Senior Center
Reg. Number: (201) 796-1191
Metuchen, NJ - 7/8/24 and 7/10/24 at 9am
Location: The First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen
Reg. Number: (732) 494-2268
Edison, NJ - 7/11/24 at 10am
Location: United Healthcare
Reg. Number: (732) 509-3875
Palisades Park, NJ - 7/17/24 at 10am
Location: United Healthcare - Bergen
Reg. Number: (201) 654-9105
Elmwood Park, NJ - 7/19/24 at 8:30am
Location: Elmwood Park Senior Center
Reg. Number: (201) 796-3342

August 2024
Mercerville, NJ - 8/5/24 at 9am
Location: RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center
Reg. Number: (609) 584-5900
Palisades Park, NJ - 8/7/24 at 10am
Location: United Healthcare - Bergen
Reg. Number: (201) 654-9105
Edison, NJ - 8/8/24 at 10am
Location: United Healthcare
Reg. Number: (732) 509-3875
Union, NJ - 8/15/24 at 9:30am
Location: Union Senior Center
Reg. Number: (908) 851-5290
Spotswood, NJ - 8/23/24 and 8/28/24 at 9am
Location: Spotswood Office on Aging
Reg. Number: (732) 251-3432

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