Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from
8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the hospital, 130 Division St.,
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 everyone.
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 make 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 and others. As an added bonus, participants can
check with their auto insurance company about discounts for completing the
The cost is $15 for AARP
members and $20 for non-members. Make checks payable to “AARP.”
To register, call Esther at 203-732-1523.