If you are a motorist 50 years or older, chances are you probably have trouble remembering the last time you took any sort of driving course.
In some instances, it may be decades since you last completed a driver education course, let alone a driver safety course.
With this said, the Lafourche Council on Aging Office is hosting a AARP Driver Safety Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 9 at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex in Mathews, 4876 Highway 1.
Led by local instructors Ruth and Wade Hebert, the driver safety course is designed to help you learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
The course also addresses issues ranging from minimizing the effects of dangerous blind spots to using seat belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technologies found in today’s cars in the safest ways possible.
“Along with the possibility of getting a discount on your insurance rates by asking if your insurance company offers such a discount as a result of taking the course, you also will receive a certificate of completion when you are done,” Ruth Hebert said.
According to Ruth, the class can accommodate up to 25 people for the course with a registration cost ranging from $15 for AARP members to $20 for non-AARP members. Before registering, Ruth suggests those interested in participating to contact their insurance company to find out whether or not they offer a discount based on completing the course.
Through the years, the AARP Smart Driver Course has had more than 15 million participants who have either taken the course in person or online.
For more information on the AARP Smart Driver Course, including how to take the online course, visit aarpdriversafety.org.
To register for the upcoming course being held in Mathews, call 876-6245.
Posted on Tue, November 18, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette