November AARP Driver Safety Courses set

Several AARP Driver Safety Courses will be offered in Warren County in November.

Why take the course? Cars have changed since you first received your driver’s license – so have the traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel on every day. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. The AARP Driver Safety course teaches valuable defensive driving techniques and provides a refresher about the rules of the road. Plus, by completing the course you could qualify for an automobile insurance discount of five percent for three years from your insurance company. (Contact your insurance agent for more details.)

Those who have not taken the course before or within the last 3.5-years will need to take the AARP eight-hour course. Those who have taken the course in the last three and a half years may take the four-hour refresher course. There are no written or road tests!

In Warren, the Allegheny Community Center (ACC) at 42 Clark Street will host the eight-hour course on Nov. 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., taught by Larry Jackson. The four-hour refresher course, scheduled at the ACC, will be held Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., taught by Charles Merroth. Register early, as class size is limited to 25 people, by calling the ACC at 723-3237.

In Sheffield, the Sheffield Senior Center (SSC), 511 S. Main St., will host the eight-hour course Nov. 20-21 from 5 to 9 p.m., taught by Larry Jackson. Register early, as class size is limited to 25 people, by calling the SSC at 968-5667.

These classes are $14 per person ($12 for AARP members), paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor before the class. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course. Unfortunately AARP discontinued the free November course offer this year for veterans and their spouses.

Starting in January 2014 the new AARP SMART course will be taught. This course will cost $20 per person, ($15 for AARP members). On Jan. 9, the four-hour refresher course will be taught, and on March 11-12 the eight-hour course will be taught. Both of these courses will be at the ACC at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.