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9/22/2011 - AARP Driver Safety Program

AARP Driver Safety Program Set for October 20th and 21st 

September 23, 2011

 

Local seniors will have an opportunity to sharpen their driving skills and possibly reduce their auto insurance premiums during a two-day AARP Driver Safety Program, scheduled for October 20th and 21st.

The Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled is now taking registrations for the program, which will be held at the Vineland Fiorilli Senior Center on 6th and Elmer Streets in Vineland.

Participants will get instruction on how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s challenging driving environment.  They’ll get advice on adjusting to common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

Among the highlights of the two-day, six hour course:

 

·               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

 

Participants must attend both days.  Space in the classes is limited, and registration is required.

 

To register, call:  856-453-2220

 

The cost is $14 ($12 for AARP members).  Make check payable to AARP and mail to Office on Aging, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ  08302.

 

 

What:              AARP Driver Safety Program       

Where:           Vineland Fiorilli Senior Center

                        6th & Elmer Streets

                        Vineland, NJ  08360

When:            Thursday, October 20th & Friday October 21st

                        9:30 am to 12:30 pm