This course is being hosted at the City Building on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 10 AM - 2 PM. Call (859) 331-1700 to register, this is on a first come basis until the class is full.
Why take the course?
Cars have changed since you first received your driver’s license — so have the traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel on every day. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. The AARP Driver Safety course teaches valuable defensive driving techniques and provides a refresher about the rules of the road and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. Plus, by completing the course you could qualify for an automobile insurance discount from your insurance company. (Contact your insurance agent for more details.)
You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:
- How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
- How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car
- The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections
- Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technologies used in cars
- Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
- The effects of medications on driving
- The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use
About the course:
The AARP Driver Safety course is available in classroom and online settings.
You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. You might also be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans.
Founded in 1979, AARP Driver Safety has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads. Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.
AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.
The classroom course costs only $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The cost for the online course is $15.95 for AARP members and $19.95 for non-members.* See below for Military Veterans for the month of November 2012.
After attending the course you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.
AARP Driver Safety Salutes Veterans: Offers Free Classroom Course
To recognize and thank military veterans for their service, AARP Driver Safety is offering a free classroom course or 50 percent off the online course to all members of the U.S. armed forces — active duty, veteran, guard or reserve — regardless of age, from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2012.*
This offer is available to individuals who serve or have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard/Reserves or Coast Guard. Spouses (including domestic partners, widows and widowers), dependents and children are also eligible to take advantage of this promotion.
How do I receive the free classroom course?
Registration is required and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is limited. To redeem the free offer, all veterans and dependents must present a completed coupon (PDF) to the volunteer instructor at the time of registration or payment. Participants must fill out all required fields on the coupon. No additional identification is needed.
What if I can’t find a convenient classroom course in my area?
As an alternative to the classroom course (for example, if you cannot find one that suits your schedule), veterans and their spouses are invited to take the AARP Driver Safety online course at 50 percent off the normal course price. In the online course, you’ll learn the same valuable tips and information as you would in the classroom course, but you can take it at your own pace from the convenience of your home.
To receive 50 percent off of the online course, visit the online course website and enter the promotion code “Veterans” when prompted during registration and checkout. The promotion code is valid from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2012. Upon registration, you will have 60 days to complete the online course.
I’ve taken the AARP Driver Safety course before. Can I take the course for free in November, even though I’m not a first-time participant?
Yes. Any eligible veteran, military member or military spouse may take any version of the AARP Driver Safety classroom course for free in November. This includes the four-hour, four-hour refresher, six-hour or eight-hour classroom course. (Required course lengths vary by state.)
Call the City Office of Fort Wright at (859) 331-1700 to register for the class being hosted at the City Building on Monday, November 5, 2012.