Registration is now open for AARP Driver Safety Courses hosted by Granville County Senior Services. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers 50 and older. The course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and remain safe on today’s roads.
The AARP Driver Safety Program course covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The course also provides practical techniques for adjusting to these changes to ensure the driver’s own safety and that of others on the road. Participants learn about current rules of the road and how to operate their vehicles safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Course topics include maintaining proper following distance, methods of changing lanes and turning at intersections, 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, and monitoring the driving skills and capabilities of yourself and others.
The North Granville Senior Center in Stovall will hold this class on Monday, March 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You must preregister for this class by calling the center at 919. 693.3383.
The Granville County Senior Center in Oxford will hold this class on Thursday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You must preregister for this class by calling the center at 919. 693.1930.
The course cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members, which includes all course materials. Course participants may be eligible to receive a state mandated, multi-year discount on their auto insurance premium. Participants should contact their insurance company or agent for more details. The instructor for this class will be Lynroy Thomas, a certified AARP Driver Safety Program instructor.