Volunteers are needed to help keep District of Columbia roads safe—and to keep older drivers confident behind the wheel. Volunteers receive training to teach in-person AARP Smart Driver courses, which are held both online and at community centers, hospitals, libraries and other sites.
Take advantage of AARP’s Smart Driver course, a refresher tutorial that can be taken in person or online. If you complete the course, you could earn a discount on your automobile insurance (contact your agent to learn more).
The AARP Smart Driver course is geared towards drivers 50+ ( though any driver may attend) and covers practical defensive driving techniques, the effects of the normal changes to vision and hearing caused by aging and the effects of medications and alcohol. The course reviews the latest ‘rules of the road’ and operating vehicles safely in today’s environment and with today’s technology. It is not a behind-the-wheel course but a classroom seminar with a good deal of interaction between the participants. There is no pass-fail.