AARP’S DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Community Services of Starke will be sponsoring a new and improved AARP Driver Safety course – named "AARP Smart Driver Course".
The Smart Driver Course will be conducted at Community Services of Starke County, 311 E Culver Road, Knox, Indiana.
AARP’s Smart Driver Course has proven to be "effective at reducing driving errors." The participants were confident that the course would increase self-policing behaviors and overall safety.
AARP volunteer, David Daley, will conduct the training sessions. The cost will be $15.00 for AARP members (must bring your membership card) or $20.00 for non-members; the cost includes the training and book. Persons over the age of sixty wishing to stay in for lunch will be requested to donate $2.00 towards the cost of the meal. Please call Patricia Minix, Elderly Services Program Coordinator to indicate your interest in attending a session.
As a result of completing the course, participants will learn safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash, understand the links among the driver, vehicle and road environment, learn how aging, medications, alcohol and other health-related issues affect driving ability and ways to adjust to allow for these changes, increase confidence, know how to drive safety when sharing the road, learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles, and learn when driving may no longer be safe.
Participants should check with their insurance company to see if they may be able to lower their vehicle insurance premium upon presentation of a certificate of completion of the AARP Smart Driver Course.