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Take an AARP Driver Safety Course in August and stay safe on the roads!

Posted on 07/17/18

Are you up to speed on the rules of the road?

Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers.

By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn:

  • Current traffic laws
  • The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections
  • How to maintain proper following distance
  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technologies used in cars
  • How to adjust to common, age-related physical changes
  • Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities
  • The effects of medications on driving
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use

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).

UPCOMING CLASSES:

SALEM:

Tuesday, August 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Salem Senior Center

5 Broad St., Salem, MA 01970

Call 978-744-0180 for information or to register.


PLYMOUTH:

Friday, August 17, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Plymouth Center for Active Living

44 Nook Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360

Call 508-830-4230 for information or to register.


HINGHAM:

Monday, August 20, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hingham Senior Center

224 Central St. Hingham, MA 02043

Call 781-741-1458 for information or to register.


WEYMOUTH:

Tuesday, August 21, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

South Shore Hospital

55 Fogg Rd., Weymouth, MA 02190

Call 781-624-4034 for information or to register.


WEST SPRINGFIELD:

Monday, August 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West Springfield Senior Center

128 Park St., West Springfield, MA 01089

Call 413-263-3264 for information or to register.

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