AARP AARP States Iowa Driver Safety

Get Ready for Summer Vacation with a Driver Refresher Course

The AARP Driver Safety course can help you brush up on your driving skills and develop safe driving strategies.
Become a Smart Driver



Looking to sharpen your driving skills? Join AARP Iowa for the AARP Smart Driver Courses in May and June. Not only will the course help you brush up on important information, it may also save you money on your insurance premium.

By taking a driver refresher course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:



  • Research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash
  • Proper use of seat belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • 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 using a cellphone




This course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Greater Des Moines Area

Friday, April 21
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Northwest Senior Center
5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines
Call 515-277-0969 to register.

Tuesday, May 16
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Urbandale Senior Center
7305 Aurora Ave., Urbandale
Call 515-278-3907 to register.

Monday, June 12
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
AARP Iowa State Office
600 E. Court Ave., Des Moines
Call 515-697-1021 to register.

Cedar Rapids

Wednesday, May 10
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Kirkwood Community College
101 50th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Call 800-332-8833 to register.

Thursday, June 8
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kirkwood Cedar County Center
1410 Cedar Street, Tipton

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