DERBY - Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. June 8 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest
refresher course for drivers.
While the course is geared toward drivers
age 50 and older, the course is open to all interested persons.
The training is designed to help you learn current rules of the road,
how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly
challenging driving environment, and some adjustments to common
age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time.
The course also covers such topics as how to maintain proper following
distance at all times; the safest way to change lanes and make turns at
intersections; the effects of medications on driving; how to minimize
the effect of dangerous blind spots; the importance
of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone
use; proper use of safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes and ways
to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.
Participants will gain a greater appreciation of driving challenges
and how they can avoid potential collisions and injuries to themselves
As an added bonus, participants can check with their auto
insurance agent to learn whether their company
provides auto insurance discounts for completing the course.
The cost is $12 for
AARP members and $14 for non-members. Make checks payable to AARP. Call 203-732-7584 to register.
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