AARP to offer driver safety course in Vergennes

VERGENNES — Armory Lane Senior Housing in Vergennes will host an AARP Driver Safety class on Friday, May 24, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The 4.5-hour refresher course is open to all drivers 50 years and older. It includes a lunch break; attendees should bring their own lunch.

The curriculum addresses the normal physical changes brought on by the aging process and how these changes can affect driving ability and then offers ways to compensate for those changes. The course also deals with changes in vehicles, regulations and roads. Participants will also learn how to interact with other road users, including truckers, bikers, pedestrians and distracted drivers.

Many insurance companies offer a discount to drivers who have completed the class. Drivers who have qualified for a discount by taking the course must take a refresher course every 3 years. There are no tests.

The fee for the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

For more information and to register, call Nina Welsh at Armory Lane at 870-7182.

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