Are you up to speed on the rules of the road?

Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers, who are your peers.

By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn:

  • Current traffic laws
  • The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections
  • How to maintain proper following distance
  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technologies used in cars
  • How to adjust to common, age-related physical changes
  • 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 cell-phone use

AARP Driver Safety offers classroom and online courses

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The classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  The online course costs $17.95 for members and $21.95 for non-members.  Although the program is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, licensed drivers of all ages are welcome to participate. There are no official tests to pass in order to graduate from the program.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming courses are listed below.


WHERE: Wareham Council on Aging, 48 Marion Rd., Wareham, MA 02571

WHEN: Thursday, 4/19/2018, 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 508-291-3130


WHERE: Taunton Council on Aging, 30 Olney Street, Taunton, MA 02780

WHEN: Tuesday, 4/24/18, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 508-821-1425


WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown, MA 02472

WHEN: Wednesday, 4/25/18, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 617-972-6490


WHERE: Dartmouth Senior Center, 628 Dartmouth St., South Dartmouth, MA 02748

WHEN: Wednesday, 4/25/18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 508-999-4717


WHERE: North Attleborough Senior Center, 204 Elm St., North Attleboro, MA 02760

WHEN: Wednesday, 5/2/2018, 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 508- 699-0131


WHERE: Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., Westborough, MA 01581

WHEN:  Thursday, 5/3/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 508-366-3000


WHERE: Beth Israel Deaconess – Milton Hospital, 199 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02186

WHEN:  Friday, 5/4/2018 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 617-313-1557


WHERE: Nichols Village, 1 Nichols Way, Groveland, MA 01834

WHEN: Monday, 5/7/2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER:  Register online here or call 978-372-3930


WHERE: Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St., Norwood, MA 02062

WHEN: Tuesday, 5/15/2018 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 781-762-1201


WHERE: Lancaster Town Hall, 695 Main St., Lancaster, MA 01523

WHEN:  Wednesday, 5/16/2018 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 978-733-1249


WHERE: Canton Council on Aging, 500 Pleasant St., Canton, MA 02021

WHEN: Monday, 5/21/2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 781-828-1323


WHERE: Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone St., Danvers, MA 01923

WHEN: Monday, 5/21/2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 978-762-0208


WHERE: Maynard Senior Center, 50 Brown St., Maynard, MA 01754

WHEN: Wednesday, 5/23/2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER:  Register online here or call 978-897-1009


WHERE: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton, MA 01748

WHEN:  Thursday, 5/24/2018 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

REGISTER: Register online here or call 508-497-9730


WHERE: Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Rd., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

WHEN: Thursday, 5/24/2018 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER:  Register online here or call 508-696-4205


WHERE: Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline, MA 02446

WHEN:  Thursday, 5/24/2018 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

REGISTER:  Register online here or call 617-730-2740


WHERE: Methuen Senior Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen, MA 01844

WHEN: Wednesday, 5/30/2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER:  Register online here or call 978-983-8825