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The AARP Driver Safety Update

Posted on 09/18/19 by Pamela Houghtaling

AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop Features New Safety Technologies

New vehicles are coming equipped with a wide array of safety technologies, depending on the make and model. AARP Smart DriverTEK, a free, online, self-paced 90-minute workshop, is designed to help you understand how nine popular technologies work.

You’ll learn about forward collision, lane departure, and blind spot warnings, along with smart headlights, assistive parking systems, and adaptive cruise control, in a highly visual presentation. The workshop wraps up with a discussion of the limitations of the new technologies, the basic vehicle maintenance requirements, and emerging technologies.

Plus, you’ll be able to download and print the Smart DriverTEK checklist, which describes the nine safety features covered in the course and lists helpful sites for more information. Use it to check out the features on your new car or take it with you when shopping for a new car.

Currently, the AARP Smart DriverTEK workshop is only available online in Virginia. You can find it at: www.aarp.org/smartdrivertek6

Upcoming AARP Driver Safety Classes

Monday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lorton Senior Center
7722 Gunston Plaza
Lorton, VA 22079
Registration: Please call (703) 550-7195

Friday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aurora Hills Senior Center
735 18th Street S
Arlington, VA 22202
Registration: Please call (703) 228-0556

Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Registration: Please call (703) 865-0529

Wednesday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Leesburg Senior Center
102 North Street NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Registration: Please call (703) 737-8039

Friday, October 18, and Monday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*
Oakton United Methodist Church
2951 Chain Bridge Road
Oakton, VA 22124
Registration: Please call (703) 591-1847

Monday, October 21, and Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
Falls Church Senior Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Registration: Please call (703) 248-5027

Monday, October 28, and Tuesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
Annandale United Methodist Church
6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
Registration: Please call (703) 573-2056

Thursday, October 31, and Friday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
Cascades Senior Center
21060 Whitfield PL
Sterling, VA 20165
Registration: Please call (571) 258-3280

Friday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dulles South Multipurpose Center
24950 Riding Center Drive
South Riding, VA 20152
Registration: Please call (571) 258-3954

The course fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. More information on the AARP Driver Safety Program can be found on the website: https://aarp.org/drive

*The AARP driver safety course in Virginia is 8 hours. For 2-day courses, participants must attend both days to receive a certificate of completion for the auto insurance discount.

This story is provided by AARP Virginia. Visit the AARP Virginia page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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