Registration for AARP Driver Safety Program
Tune up your driving skills and possibly qualify for auto insurance discounts by attending the AARP Driver Safety Classes at Artesia Park.
Why Take a Driver Safety Class?
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads.
The course is designed to help you:
- Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.
- Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.
- Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries.
- Drive more safely.
- Get an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates!
What Will I Learn by Taking the Course?
You can expect to learn about current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. You will learn about:
- Maintaining proper following distance at all times,
- The safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections,
- The effects of medications on driving,
- Minimizing the effect of dangerous blind spots,
- Limiting driver distractions such as eating, smoking and cell phone use,
- Properly using safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes,
- Maintaining physical flexibility,
- Continuing to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.
After completing the course, you'll develop a greater appreciation of driving challenges and how you can avoid potential collisions and injuries to yourself and others.
What Else Do I Need to Know and How Do I Sign Up?
- Though geared for drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of any age.
- AARP membership is not required to take the course.
- There is no final test to pass.
- The course is taught by AARP-trained volunteers.
- You must contact the course location or the instructor to pre-register for the course. Contact Andrew Perry 562-865-6262.
- The course fee is only $10.00. Payment must be in advance and checks made payable to AARP.
- Two separate 8-hour classes on two separate days:
January 6 th & 13 th 2007 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
February 7 th & 14 th 2007 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Look for "AARP Driver Safety Classes” in Room “A”. All attendees must be on time. Late comers will not be permitted in the class.
- A DMV Certificate will be mailed to students upon successfully completeting the class.
- A minimum of 10 students is required for each class. If not, the class will be cancelled.