HANNIBAL, Mo -- Area residents can refresh their skills and have the opportunity to save money on their car insurance with the AARP Safe Driver course 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Douglass Community Center, 711 Grand Ave.
Participants get an AARP Smart Driver Guidebook with many helpful suggestions, lists, and references. The class is being taught by volunteer instructor Bob McElligott. The first 20 registrants will have their course fee paid.
The Safe Driver course curriculum was developed following a two-year research study conducted by Eastern Virginia Medical School and helps drivers stay current with driving laws and new technologies inside and outside of vehicles. Participants will learn defensive driving skills, proven safety strategies and how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. No tests are required to pass the course, and many participants may be eligible for a multi-year insurance discount after taking the course. Participants are encouraged to check with their insurance agent to see if they are eligible.
The course is open to drivers of all ages and costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants can register by calling 573-549-2338. Participants should register by phone, and bring their driver's licenses. Members should bring their AARP cards. For more general information about the AARP Driver Safety course, visit aarp.org/drive or call 573-549-2338.