St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Announces Openings Are Still Available for AARP Driver Safety Program
Drivers Age 50 and Up Are Eligible to Participate
Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) announces seats are still available for the AARP Driver Safety Program offered at the hospital in November. The program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and over.
The eight-hour course will meet for two four-hour sessions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8, in the Franco Auditorium within the SJMO Anthony Franco Communications Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac.
AARP Driver Safety Program participants learn how to deal with the effects of aging on driving, identify most common crash situations that seniors face, reduce the chance of a crash, update knowledge of today’s roads and identify when driving may no longer be safe. Topics to be covered include:
Maintaining proper following distance
Methods of changing lanes and turning at intersections
Effects of medication on driving
Limiting driver distractions
Properly using seat belts, air bags and anti-lock brakes
Maintaining physical flexibility
Monitoring skills and capabilities
Minimizing the effects of dangerous blind spots
Over the past 32 years, more than 13 million drivers have enrolled in the course nationwide. There are no tests required. Those who complete the course receive a certificate of completion and may qualify for a reduction on their vehicle insurance premium. Participants should contact their insurance company or agent for more details.
Seating for the program is limited and there is a fee--$12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members—that covers all course materials, including workbooks. To register, call 800-372-6094.