St. Mary's to host AARP Driver Safety Course 10/23/2013
(Evansville, IN) – Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent. However, the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as you age. Approximately 500 older adults are injured every day in crashes, according to a 2011 NHTSA report. Thankfully, there are steps that older adults can take to stay safer on the roads.
St. Mary’s Trauma Services will host an AARP Driver Safety Program in the following four-hour classroom refresher course:
Wednesday, November 6th, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon in the St. Mary’s Manor Annex, located at 3700 Washington Ave.
The course will not require seniors to drive or take tests. Attendees will learn how to adjust driving due to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. The course will also include information on aggressive drivers, defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, anti-lock brakes, cell phones, and more.
Auto insurance multiyear discounts may apply to AARP Driver Safety Program graduates. Attendees should consult their vehicle insurance agent. If eligible for insurance discounts, attendance for one full four-hour program is mandatory.
The fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members and includes a workbook. Seniors may pay by cash or check the day of the class. Please call Mary Raley, BSN, RN and instructor for the course at 812-485-6827 to enroll or for more information on the two separate offerings.