Senior driver safety program set March 26


RICHLAND COUNTY — The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, March 26. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot, back entrance) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for motorists age 50 and older. The class is a one-day, four-hour course. The course uses the “Smart Driver” information that was completely revised in 2014 with new material and videos.

The March 26 class starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Cost for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for all others. Class size is limited to 35. Walk-ins are welcome if there are openings. To register, call Reed Richmond in Community Health and Promotion Sciences at Richland Public Health, 419-774-4726.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed to:

  1. Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.
  2. Learn about normal age-related changes, and how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.
  3. Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries.
  4. Drive more safely.

“Anyone who took this course in 2016 or earlier should consider a refresher this year in order to keep their AARP insurance discounts,” said Reed Richmond, co-instructor for the course. “Auto insurance discounts may be available to others who complete the course but you should check with your insurance agent or provider.”

Future class dates are May 21, September 24, and November 13.

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Staff report