AARP safe driving course offered

The Allegheny Community Center will host the eight-hour AARP Driver Safety Program Class on Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. This class is for Pennsylvania drivers who have not taken the course before or took the course more than four years ago. This course will be presented at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., in two four-hour sessions.

Licensed Pennsylvania drivers age 50 and older who drive a lot may benefit greatly by participating in AARP’s driving course. This course is intended to increase personal safety by covering the basics of defensive driving, especially as one ages. Just as important, the course is designed to make drivers aware of how changes in vision, hearing and physical reflexes due to aging can impact driving. New vehicle and roadway features and new laws of the road will also be discussed. Participants may be eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount of five percent for three years (ask your insurance agent all drivers in the household may have to take the course) and there are no tests (written or driving).

Each class is $14 per person, ($12 for AARP members) paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor on the first day of class. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course. Advanced registration is recommended as class size is limited to 25 attendees.

The course will be taught by Larry Jackson, a retired accident investigator. Call the Allegheny Community Center at 723-3237 for registration. For more information on the course, see the AARP Web site www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/driver-safety/