You’ve been driving for 30, 40, 50 years, or more, so is there anything new to learn about driving? Yes, yes, and yes! Cars have changed, roads have changed, laws have changed, and YOU have changed over the years. This class explores all types of changes and how to adapt to them to avoid crashes to keep yourself and our loved ones safe on the road.
This class includes videos, discussions, role-playing, and a lively format. We have fun in this class! There is no test; just show up, participate, and learn. And, safer driving could save you money.
Some of the topics to be discussed include:
- Techniques for handling tricky left turns, roundabouts, diverging diamonds, one-way express lanes, merging, variable speed limits on I-285, and much more
- Benefits of new car technologies for older drivers
- New laws such as the “Slow Poke Law”, “Three-feet Bicycle Law”, “Hands-free Cell Phone Law”, “Don’t Block the Box”, etc.
- Refreshers and new information on topics you learned years ago such as right-of-way, backing up, handling skids, braking distances, following distances, etc.
- How driving is affected by medical conditions; medications; vision; hearing; brain health; alcohol; and flexibility, strength, and endurance
- Ways to assess your own driving and know when it’s time to choose other means of transportation
- Sharing the road with school buses, tractor trailers, and emergency vehicles
- Simple ways to keep your brain sharp
Do you know the six most dangerous driving situations for older drivers? Or, how many traffic fatalities we had in Georgia last year, and the number one cause of those? Or the leading cause of crashes? You’ll learn all of this and more in this class. And upon completion of this course, you may quality for a 10% discount on your automobile insurance for the next 3 years. AARP estimates that this averages a savings of $136 per year or over $400 for 3 years (Check with your insurance agent for specifics.)
Gloria Brown, a retired educator, will teach this course. She is also the Chief Trainer for the Driver Safety Program in Georgia and has taught this class over 200 times. Course #400 at 1:00 PM in room 263. The cost for materials is $15 for AARP members; $20 for others. On the first day, bring cash, check or money order made to AARP. Come join us to have fun and learn!