AARP Idaho is pleased to welcome Becky Young of Blackfoot, as the new state coordinator of the Driver Safety Program in Idaho. As state coordinator, Young will organize and oversee all of the volunteer driver safety instructors who teach courses in cities and towns across the Gem State.
Last year, more than 40 volunteer instructors conducted 150 classes throughout Idaho resulting in more than 1,700 Safe Driver “graduates.”
Young has been an AARP Driver Safety volunteer for the past 12 years holding several positions within the organization. Driver Safety participants and volunteers will directly benefit from her dedication and in-depth knowledge of the program. She also routinely volunteers with the Bingham County Historical Society, Toys for Tots and the Bannock County Veteran Homeless Stand Down. A native Idahoan, Young grew up in Pocatello and attended Idaho State University.
In addition to the classroom, the Driver Safety course is also offered online, which makes it more accessible and appealing to the active and busy lifestyles of today’s course participants. It is also recognized as an approved accident prevention course for all drivers by the Idaho Transportation Department. By enrolling in this course, drivers of all ages may receive a three-point reduction from their driving record every three years or insured drivers age 55 and older may be eligible for an appropriate reduction in automobile insurance premium charges after completing this course.
AARP’s Driver Safety Program was created in 1979 to help older drivers adjust to age-related and cognitive physical changes. Generally, older drivers have problems in driving situations that require quick responses, full vision and interaction with other drivers. The program teaches participants how to adjust their driving in response to these changes.
To register for a course or to learn more visit www.aarp.org/safedriver