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AARP Safe Driver Course

May 8, 2019, at the Behring Senior Center


May 2, 2019

Why Take a Driver Safety Course? 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, air bags, 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.

Class available in Monroe on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Behring Senior Center, 1113 10th Street Monroe, WI. Please call (608) 325-8890 to register. AARP membership is not required to take the course.

About the Course

The AARP Smart Driver™ course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older.


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