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Learn How You Can Be a Smarter Driver

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When was the last time you took a driver’s refresh course? If you can’t recall it’s probably time for a refresher.

Driving is definitely not what it used to be; with the ever-changing road conditions, traffic laws and car technology, it might seem a bit challenging. This is why it’s important to keep your driving skills up to date in order to be safe on the road.

AARP is offering a driver course designed for mature adults to refresh their driving skills, road knowledge and safety precautions. We invite you to take advantage of the Smart Driver course to brush-up on your driving skills. The course is a two-day event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day, Tuesday, May 20-21, 2014 at the Culpeper Baptist Home, 12425 Village Loop, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.

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. In addition, you'll learn:

  • How to maintain a proper following distance.
  • The safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections.
  • The effects of medications on driving.
  • Reducing driver distractions such as eating, smoking and cell phone use.
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details.

AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. On the first day of class, bring with you a check made payable to AARP; your driver's license and your AARP membership card.

To register please call (804) 731-1124

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