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AARP: Refresh your driving skills

posted Feb 12, 2018, 3:35 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 3:39 PM ]
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day.

Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver's license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from refreshing their driving skills.

By taking a driver refresher course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

  • Research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash
  • Proper use of seat belts, airbags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • 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 using a cellphone

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Participants must have completed the 8-hour course in the last 3 years.

Call Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 707-829-2440, to register. $15 for AARP Members; $20 for Non-Members. Checks only; make checks payable to AARP.