Refresh your driving skills and possibly earn a discount on your annual insurance premium by taking an AARP Driver Safety class in your community or online. Classes are offered in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and cities across Iowa and the U.S. Course fees are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Depending your your type of insurance, you may also receive a discount in addition to learning proven techniques to aid in your driving safety.
Main topics covered in the course include:
- Age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate.
- How to reduce driver distractions.
- How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car.
- Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today.
- Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way and roundabouts.
- Important facts about the effects of medication on driving.
To learn more, register or find a class near you, go to http://www.aarpdriversafety.org/.