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AARP Smart Driver class set

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm

An AARP Smart Driver Program is being offered at Fayetteville/Lincoln County Senior Citizen’s Center, located at 908 Washington Street, June 11-12 from noon until 4 p.m.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

This class is open to anyone in the Lincoln County community who wants to save money on their car insurance.

Contact Christi at (931) 433-7271 to reserve a seat in this class.

The class size is limited, so call ASAP.

Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck is the class instructor.

Participants will learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.

They’ll learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

In addition, they will learn how to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots, how to maintain the proper following distance behind another car, the safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections, proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today, ways to monitor their driving skills and capabilities as well as others, the effects of medications on driving and the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cell phone.

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

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.

Over 15 million participants have gone through AARP Driver Safety classroom and online courses, taught by more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers.

The AARP Smart Driver Course is available nationwide in classroom and online settings, both in English and Spanish.