— Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety 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 …

— The state’s open, scenic highways have a downside: one of the highest fatality rates in the nation. AARP Driver Safety is seeking volunteers to help reverse the alarming trend. The program shows older Montanans how to improve their driving skills, thereby helping them maintain mobility and independence. Dozens of volunteers across the state teach the courses, which are available in a four-hour classroom setting or four hours online (go to aarpdriversafety.org). State law mandates that insurers offer a discount to …

— Your Time Makes a World of Difference! The week of April 7th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP Maine, we are grateful to work with extraordinary volunteers every year.  The work of these dedicated individuals honors AARP’s mission “to serve, not to be served.”  This phrase was coined by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, 60 years ago and it is certainly still true today. Our volunteers serve in many roles.  They testify at the state house, write letters to …

— Driving safely while driving on wet, icy or snowy roads isn’t easy for anyone. It requires preparation and concentration. Here are some basics to keep you safe when the roads in our community are not safe. Do a Check. After three years, a battery might need replacing. Turn on the headlights, then start the engine. If the lights brighten when the engine is running, your battery is weak and likely ready for a replacement. Also, check that your windshield fluid …

—    Navigating Hazardous Winter Roads Driving safely while driving on wet, icy or snowy roads isn’t easy for anyone. It requires preparation and concentration. Here are some basics to keep you safe when the roads in our community are not safe. * Do a Check. After three years, a battery might need replacing. Turn on the headlights, then start the engine. If the lights brighten when the engine is running, your battery is weak and likely ready for a replacement. …

— Refresh your Driving Skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course 2019 Class Schedule in the District Upcoming Dates: Friday, April 26, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, May 24, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, June 28, 9:30am – 2:30pm  4 hour Refresher Course Friday, July 26,  9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, August 23, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, September 27, 9:30am – 2:30pm  4 hour Refresher Course Friday, October 25, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, November 22, 9:30am – 4:30pm Location: Sibley Center for Rehabilitative Medicine …

— Pete Kuhn of Grand Forks has been named AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator in North Dakota effective Jan. 1, 2019. Kuhn joined the Driver Safety program as a volunteer instructor in 2007. Since then he has taught 32 courses reaching 352 drivers. Along with his classroom instructor duties, Kuhn became the Grand Forks area district coordinator in 2013. Kuhn was also recently named the North Dakota Volunteer of the Year for the AARP Driver Safety program. Brian Larson of Bismarck, …

— It is very possible that no one has trained as many drivers on Wyoming roadways as has Richard Macht. Thursday night, Macht was honored by AARP Wyoming for his work with the Driver Safety Program during the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Awards in Casper. Macht taught driver’s education during his nine years teaching in Lusk and 26 years in Big Horn before volunteering to teach driver safety classes for AARP Wyoming, starting in 2003. He has also continued to teach driver’s …

— En una región conocida por sus autopistas y cultura automovilística, AARP California estará ayudando a los residentes mayores de 50 años de Los Ángeles a mantenerse móviles en la tercera exposición anual Older Adult Transportation Expo (en inglés). El evento gratuito se llevará a cabo de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m., el viernes 26 de octubre, y ofrecerá a los asistentes una oportunidad de conocer sobre el transporte público, los servicios de reservar viajes en auto y otros aspectos del …

— The popular AARP Smart Driver course will be available more than 20 times in Kansas this month. The eight-hour course includes tips to prevent distracted driving and advice for handling trouble spots such as left turns and roundabouts. The course is free, but space is limited. Those who complete the course may be eligible for a multiyear discount on auto insurance. In 2016 there were 429 driving fatalities in Kansas, up from 355 the year before. The state ranked second …