Free driver safety class for veterans, families is Nov. 19

Nov 14, 2012

To recognize and to thank veterans for their dedication and

commitment to service, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is offering a free classroom driver safety course to all

veterans, their spouses, and children, regardless of age, during the

November. The local class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, the Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, in Waynesville.

All military personnel —active duty, retired, guard, reserve, active or retired — are eligible for the free tuition class. Spouses, including widows and widowers are eligible to take the course free of charge.

The cost for non-veteran AARP members is $12; non-AARP members will be $14.

When most adults learned to drive, a phone in the car was science fiction. Now cell phone provides distractions impossible to   imagine a decade ago.  Technological advances along with changes in vehicles, traffic conditions, rules of the road, and changes in one’s own body can challenge our ingrained driving skills. AARP driver safety program teaches motorists to rethink how    they drive.

Key points covered in this four-hour classroom-only course are: defensive driving techniques; how to handle the right-of-way; blind spots; how to deal with aggressive drivers and more.  It is a dynamic program that has had 97 percent of participants changing at least one driving behavior after taking the class.

Call 926-8948 to register for the Nov. 19 class.

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