AARP Smart Driver Course

Instructor – Di Stuppy
Coordinator – Ellen Norris, 503-440-5667, ellendnorris@gmail.com
Day/Time – Tuesday March 13, 9 – 4 (all day)
Bring your lunch or plan a quick local lunch
Location – CCC Seaside campus, 1455 N Roosevelt Drive, Seaside; elevator equipped.

There will be a charge of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members, payable on the day of the class. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Bring your AARP card or other proof of membership to the class.
Call Evy at 503-338-2566 to register for this class. 

From the AARP website:

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 brushing up on their driving skills.

By taking a driver safety 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:

How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots.
How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car.
The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections.
Proper use of safety 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.

You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details.

AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.