— 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 …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them. With over 840,000 members and several local community chapters across the state, AARP Wisconsin is making a difference for older people and their families. AARP Wisconsin is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 222 W. Washington Ave Suite 600 Madison, WI 53703 View Map   Phone: 866-448-3611 Fax: 608-251-7612 wistate@aarp.org   …

Julie Lee

— By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach Despite our best intentions, most drivers will be involved in a fender-bender at some point in their lifetime. While fender-benders are more common during heavy traffic and low speeds, they can happen anytime, anywhere. From parking lots and driveways, to busy intersections and highways, it is important to know how to respond to this type of crash, if and when you’re involved in one. Keep …

— By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach Although the winter holidays can be some of the most fun-filled times of the year, they can also be extremely stressful—with meals to prepare, houses to decorate and gifts to purchase. On Black Friday and in the weeks that follow, visiting a mall or shopping center can seem like a daunting task due to long lines, shoppers clamoring over sale prices, and crowded and chaotic …

— Three Strategies to Avoid Drowsy Driving Fall is here, days are growing shorter, making our morning and evening drives darker than they were during the summer months. Our brains respond to darkness by emitting sleep-inducing hormones and you may feel drowsy while driving this time of year.  Drowsy driving is the cause of over 100,000 crashes annually. Following these three safety strategies will help you stay awake and alert on the road: Know when you shouldn’t drive – and don’t.  …